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Church of St Barnabas, Snowshill

Description: Church of St Barnabas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134820

OS Grid Reference: SP0965133710
OS Grid Coordinates: 409651, 233710
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0018, -1.8608

Location: Snowshill, Snowshill Arms School stop (NE-bound WR12 7JU

Locality: Snowshill
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR12 7JU

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Listing Text

SP 0833-0933
12/39 Church of St Barnabas
Parish Church. 1864. Well squared, coursed stone approaching
ashlar, stone-slate roof. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch,
vestry. All hoodmoulds have uncarved block stops: plinth and
moulded string course at window sill level to whole church. South
facade: 3-stage tower; square-set corner buttresses, wide, deep
lancet, moulded string above, 2 small lancets, sloping offset, 2-
light window, stone louvres below, boards with holes in heads,
hoodmould, moulded string course on very small corbelled arches,
plain parapet. Nave: square-set corner buttress, 2-light window,
trefoil heads to lights, quatrefoil over, hoodmould. Buttresses
merged into porch walls each side; gable wall extended slightly
each side as buttress; wire doors up one step, arched opening,
hoodmould, parapet gable, cross-gablet apex with stone cross. To
right 2 similar windows and-buttresses: plain oversailing eaves
course carrying cast-iron gutter to nave; parapet gables, roll at
apex on right with stone cross. Chancel slightly set back;
string steps up part way, 2 lancets with trefoil heads and
hoodmould, square-set buttress east end, parapet gable as nave.
East elevation 3-light window, enlargement of nave type. North
elevation, chancel as south; vestry projects from east end nave,
octagonal stone chimney with moulded cap rises from angle against
rear gable. Vestry gable, string steps down for 2 lancets,
conjoined hoodmould, quatrefoil over, parapet gable with roll
moulding to apex. Boarded door up one stone step on right return,
string course taken over arched head as hoodmould. Three windows
and buttresses between to nave, tower, all as on south side. West
elevation of tower, as south facade but lowest window 2-light as in
nave, circular clock face between lancets over.
Interior: walls rendered, moulded string at window sill level.
Nave: string steps up over vestry door, wide chancel arch, inner
section off moulded, corbelled capitals; ovolo moulding to tower
arch. Four-bay roof, arch-braced collar trusses rising from
corbels at eaves level, 2-pairs purlins, exposed rafters with
planking above. Chancel roof 3 trusses, end ones just short of
gables, arch-braced collar trusses springing from below wallplate,
one pair purlins. Simple communion rail on iron supports. Semi-
octagonal pulpit, Jacobean panelling on C20 base. C15 octagonal
stone font, quatrefoils to bowl, blind arcading to stem. Forms
group with Manor Farm Cottage, Rose Cottage and the Old Shop
(q.v.). Porch may be an addition after 1879, omitted from
description in Kelly's Directory of that year.
(D:,Verey, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, 1970)

Listing NGR: SP0965133710

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Source: English Heritage

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