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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 30933 51508


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


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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