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


List entry Number: 1375935



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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Jul-1985

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Jul-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469914

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SJ4166 SIBELL STREET 1932-1/6/263 (North West side) 19/07/85 Former Church of St Barnabas and Curate's house (Formerly Listed as: SIBELL STREET St Barnabas Church and House)


Mission church and curate's house, now offices. 1877-1878. By John Douglas. Brick with stone details to church; timber-framed front to house; slate roofs. PLAN: 6-bay nave continuous with one-bay chancel; 2-bay north transept with attached eastern vestry; west porch and octagonal north-west baptistry; a roofed lobby between church and curate's house. EXTERIOR: west front gable-end of church has blocked window, triangular buttresses, plastered apex dated 1877, timber-framed fleche surmounted by ball and cross. South side has 4 camber-arched windows with leaded glazing damaged; added timber-framed porch with leaded glazing; 2 leaded casements east of porch; 3 slate-cheeked raked-roofed dormers on roof-slope. The east end has 3 leaded lancets. North vestry has leaded camber-arched cross-window; the north transept has triple leaded lancets, north, and 2 leaded casements and door, west. 2 leaded north windows to nave; inserted roof-lights. Simple king post trusses; an early C19 panel of German stained and painted glass in east window. The lobby between church and house provides archway to rear yard. The house of one and a half storeys has front gable, left, with lower stair wing, right. Sillband; window of 5 basket-arched lights, upper panes leaded; stair window of 4 basket-arched leaded lights. Upper storey of gable on shallow brick jetty is timber-framed; window of six 8-pane lights stands proud of wall-face on 3 shaped brackets above 4 small-framed panels; corner colonnettes to window; a diagonally-braced panel to each side of window; plastered gable apex dated 1877; boldly-projecting eaves on quadrant brackets; exposed purlin-ends. The stair-bay has hipped roof with exposed rafters at eaves. A ridge chimney and a chimney on rear slope of roof. The rear has a lean-to outshut with boarded door; boarded door in stair-wing; casements with segmental-arched heads. INTERIOR of house not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: the church and house were built from public

subscription to serve the workers' suburb adjoining the railway by Chester Station, Station Road (qv). Building vacant at time of survey (April 1992). (Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 247).

Listing NGR: SJ4112066989

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hubbard, E, The Work of John Douglas, (1991), 247

National Grid Reference: SJ 41120 66989


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