Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1139832

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1988



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District: Middlesbrough (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 49060 18856


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MIDDLESBROUGH ST. BARNABAS ROAD, NZ 41 NE (4918) north side. 3/72 Church of St. Barnabas. - II Church, 1888/1892 by C.H. Fowler (Durham). Brick with sandstone dressings. Welsh slate roofs, with gable copings and gabled kneelers. Felt roof on north aisle. Clerestoried aisled nave, with south-west porch, slightly lower chancel with short south aisle, north transept and vestry. Early English style. 6-bay nave; slightly-projecting gabled porch with boarded double doors in moulded surround, under hoodmould continued as sill string. Cross finial. Aisle windows under hoodmoulds. Boarded north-west and south-east doors in aisles. Clerestorey lancets paired (except at west end) under continuous hoodmould. Stepped brick at eaves. Brick plate tracery in west window. South flying buttress between nave and 3-bay chancel. 2-bay aisle, with paired lancets. Gabled clasping buttresses at east end. East window has 2 rows of 5 stepped lancets with engaged shafts and shaft rings, the lower row blind,in common recess with nook shafts, under continuous hoodmould. Cross finials on gables. 3-light east vestry window with plate tracery. Plain gabled north transept with short end stack. INTERIOR: 6-bay pointed nave arcades with 2 moulded orders under continuous hoodmould; round, octagonal and compound piers, with moulded capitals and bases. Westernmost bays narrower, and with square piers. Chancel arch has 2 roll-moulded orders, nook shafts with moulded capitals and bases, and dogtooth-moulded imposts. Similar organ chamber and Lady chapel arches. Braced collared kingpost nave roof, ceiled above braces and collars. pointed barrel roof in chancel. Moulded wall plates. 5-bay carved wood chancel screen, 1928 by R.T. Snaith (Darlington), has conjoined shafts flanking opening and at ends, with niches holding saints under cusped canopies; Perpendicular-style tracery and cresting in bays. Panelled choir stalls with poppyhead bench ends and traceried panelled fronts. Similar clergy stalls. Mid C20 musicians' gallery with panelled front, over glazed screen, by Thompson (Kilburn). C20 wood communion rails, with traceried panels and moulded rail. Patterned encaustic tiled floor in sanctuary. 1904 marble and alabaster panelled octagonal pulpit on Frosterley marble angle shafts and central stone colonnette. Matching font, on squat compound pier with leafy capitals, has panel with carving of baptism of Christ. Good stained glass of 1928 in east and west windows; and in south aisle c.1900. Lady chapel has 2 windows depicting Christ by Kayll & Reed (Leeds); and 2 depicting St. Aidan and St. Mary by Abbott & Co. (Lancaster). Late C20 narthex and gallery and mid C20 north chapel are not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4906018856


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