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Church of St Barnabas

A Grade II Listed Building in Cantelowes, London

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Latitude: 51.5456 / 51°32'43"N

Longitude: -0.1413 / 0°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 528982

OS Northings: 184599

OS Grid: TQ289845

Mapcode National: GBR D0.F4

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.HFN1

Plus Code: 9C3XGVW5+6F

Entry Name: Church of St Barnabas

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478609

Also known as: St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Kentish Town

ID on this website: 101379241

Location: Kentish Town, Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Cantelowes

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Silas the Martyr with Holy Trinity Kentish Town

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Church building Eastern Orthodox cathedral

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798-1/54/969 (East side)
Church of St Barnabas


Church, now Greek Orthodox church. 1884-5 by Ewan Christian;
redecorated 1900; redecorated late C20. Stock brick with stone
dressings and thin red brick bands. Slated pitched roofs with
red tile cresting and stepped brick eaves cornice to nave and
aisles of almost the same height.
STYLE: C13 Gothic style with late C20 Byzantine style painting
to roofs and nave arcades.
PLAN: 4 bay aisled nave and apsidal chancel.
EXTERIOR: gabled west front with central pointed arch entrance
below a 3-light plate tracery rose window; coped gable with
horizontal stone blocks. On left hand angle, a polygonal full
height bell tower with arrow slit windows and stone belfry
with shaped openings and small spire. Both aisles recessed.
South aisle with 2-light plate tracery window above a
rectangular 3-light porch set in the angle; return with
entrance in porch and two 3-light and one 2-light plate
tracery windows. North aisle similar but with apse in angle
and apsidal east end. Chancel lit by 5 large lancets.
INTERIOR: with barrel-vaulted roof to nave and vaulted
chancel, all now painted in Byzantine style, chancel with the
Virgin Hodegetria and nave with panelled scenes from the life
of Christ and a frieze of apostles. Nave arcades of wide
pointed arches on plain columns with octagonal capitals;
spandrels painted with angels and Biblical figures. Original
western gallery with concave balustrade.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this building was let to the Greek Orthodox
Church in 1957.

Listing NGR: TQ2898284599

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