Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1120988

Date first listed: 23-Feb-1987



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bournmoor

National Grid Reference: NZ 30933 51508


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BOURNMOOR CHESTER ROAD NZ 35 SW (South side) Bournmoor 5/7 Church of St. Barnabas II

Parish church. 1867-8 by Johnson and Hicks; north aisle heightened and enlarged 1881-2 by A.C. Hicks; chancel decorated 1888 probably by W.S. Hicks. Polychrome brick (buff with red and purple bands, diapers etc.); graduated green slate roof. Aisled nave with south porch; chancel with north vestries. Early English and Decorated style.

Continuous moulded plinth and sill bands; buttressed bay divisions. 3-bay nave: 3-light pointed window and gabled bellcote, with 2 low openings, on west; 2-order pointed doorway with colonnettes inside porch; high-pitched roof. South aisle: lancets on returns; 2- and 3-light grouped lancets on south; pent roof. Tall north aisle: square-headed 3-light windows and moulded parapet on north; similar 4-light window and stepped parapet on angle-buttressed west return. Tall 2-bay chancel: 2-light pointed windows on south; similar 3-light window on angle-buttressed east end; high-pitched roof. Gabled porch has moulded 2-order pointed archway with colonnettes; carved stone Christ in mandorla above. Gabled choir vestry and flat-roofed Vicar's vestry have mullioned windows; Vicar's vestry has stepped moulded parapet and 3 conjoined octagonal stacks. Richly-decorated polychrome brick interior with contemporary fittings. Nave: 3-bay hollow-chamfered pointed stone arcades on squat cylindrical piers with moulded bases and stiff-leaf capitals; circular stone font at west has bowl carved with New Testament scenes; arcaded stone pulpit. Large white marble Angel of Victory in north aisle, 1894 by Waldo Storey, commemorating 3rd and 4th Earls of Durham. Chancel: double-chamfered arch on stiff-leaf corbels; 2 steps to sanctuary with encaustic-tiled floor; elaborate rood screen, panelling, reredos and mural decoration; brass altar rail on scrolled supports; compartmented barrel-vaulted ceiling with moulded ribs and painted floral panels; south windows have moulded rear-arches with colonnettes; contemporary organ and choir stalls. Stained glass by Morris and Co: 1919 on chancel south side (3 saints) and east end of south aisle (to Sara Reynolds); 1922 at west end of south aisle (David and Goliath).

(Thomas Westgarth, The Story of the Parish Church of Burnmoor, County Durham, 2nd edition 1968).

Listing NGR: NZ3093351508


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Legacy System number: 109353

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Books and journals
Westgarth, T, The Story of the Parish Church of Burnmoor County Durham, (1968)

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