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Former Church of St Barnabas and Curates House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1967 / 53°11'48"N

Longitude: -2.8828 / 2°52'58"W

OS Eastings: 341120

OS Northings: 366989

OS Grid: SJ411669

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2N7V

Mapcode Global: WH887.PXF6

Plus Code: 9C5V54W8+MV

Entry Name: Former Church of St Barnabas and Curates House

Listing Date: 19 July 1985

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469914

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Boughton

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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1932-1/6/263 (North West side)
19/07/85 Former Church of St Barnabas and
Curate's house
(Formerly Listed as:
St Barnabas Church and House)


Mission church and curate's house, now offices. 1877-1878. By
John Douglas. Brick with stone details to church;
timber-framed front to house; slate roofs.
PLAN: 6-bay nave continuous with one-bay chancel; 2-bay north
transept with attached eastern vestry; west porch and
octagonal north-west baptistry; a roofed lobby between church
and curate's house.
EXTERIOR: west front gable-end of church has blocked window,
triangular buttresses, plastered apex dated 1877,
timber-framed fleche surmounted by ball and cross. South side
has 4 camber-arched windows with leaded glazing damaged; added
timber-framed porch with leaded glazing; 2 leaded casements
east of porch; 3 slate-cheeked raked-roofed dormers on
roof-slope. The east end has 3 leaded lancets. North vestry
has leaded camber-arched cross-window; the north transept has
triple leaded lancets, north, and 2 leaded casements and door,
west. 2 leaded north windows to nave; inserted roof-lights.
Simple king post trusses; an early C19 panel of German stained
and painted glass in east window. The lobby between church and
house provides archway to rear yard.
The house of one and a half storeys has front gable, left,
with lower stair wing, right. Sillband; window of 5
basket-arched lights, upper panes leaded; stair window of 4
basket-arched leaded lights. Upper storey of gable on shallow
brick jetty is timber-framed; window of six 8-pane lights
stands proud of wall-face on 3 shaped brackets above 4
small-framed panels; corner colonnettes to window; a
diagonally-braced panel to each side of window; plastered
gable apex dated 1877; boldly-projecting eaves on quadrant
brackets; exposed purlin-ends. The stair-bay has hipped roof
with exposed rafters at eaves. A ridge chimney and a chimney
on rear slope of roof.
The rear has a lean-to outshut with boarded door; boarded door
in stair-wing; casements with segmental-arched heads.
INTERIOR of house not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the church and house were built from public

subscription to serve the workers' suburb adjoining the
railway by Chester Station, Station Road (qv).
Building vacant at time of survey (April 1992).
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 247).

Listing NGR: SJ4112066989

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