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Church of St.barnabas, Birkenhead

Description: Church of St.barnabas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 December 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 215375

OS Grid Reference: SJ3491282222
OS Grid Coordinates: 334912, 382222
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3329, -2.9788

Location: Church Lane, Birkenhead CH62 7AA

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH62 7AA

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There is also a scheduled monument, Standing Cross in Churchyard of St Barnabas, Bromborough, Beside the Porch, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SJ 38 SW
(north side)
6/56 Church of
27.12.62 St. Barnabas

G.V. II*

Church. 1862-4, steeple, 1880. By Sir Gilbert Scott.
Stone with slate roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to
roofs, chancel, south vestry and north east tower and broach
spire. Early English style. Aisles have sill course and 2-
light plate tracery windows with shafts and gablets. North
and south gabled porches have clasping buttresses with nook
shafts, and entrances of 2 orders. Clerestory has sexfoil
windows; west end has 2 lancets and plate-tracery rose
window. Chancel has round apsed end; moulded base, foliate
impost band and dog-tooth cornice; 3 lancets and weathered
buttresses. Tower has angle buttresses, 2-light windows,
lancets above, and paired 2-light louvred bell openings,
clock faces above. West canted stair turret. Lombard
frieze and spire with hipped lucarnes. Vestry has large
weathered buttresses, foliate cornice, east 2-light window
and south blind arcade with 2 lancets. Interior: has
arcades on octagonal piers with good carving to capitals.
Roof has braced collared rafters. Most glass by Clayton and
Bell, c.1870. Octagonal font on clustered shafts. Timber
screens and stalls of 1900; octagonal timber pulpit on stone
base. Chancel has 2-bay arcades set in giant arches with
quatrefoils, organ loft to north. Sanctuary has trefoil
blind arcading with diapered spandrels; reredos in form of
relief of the Last Supper. East window by Ballantine and
Son. 1863. A well-designed example of the work of Sir
Gilbert Scott.

Listing NGR: SJ3491282222

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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