TQ3076 : Former St Barnabas church, Guildford Road

taken 11 years ago, near to Brixton, Lambeth, Great Britain

Former St Barnabas church, Guildford Road
Former St Barnabas church, Guildford Road
A view of the building from St Barnabas Villas. The street name reflects the original name of the church. A large neo-gothic church which seated 1500, it was consecrated on 24 June 1850 by the Bishop of Winchester. Clarke describes it as " of Kentish rag, with Bath stone dressings, Early English in style, with nave and aisles and a small aisleless part at the west The galleries were completely removed in 1888, by J Moir Kennard. The church was repaired in 1948 ... The pulpit came from St Augustine's, Clapham Road."(Parish Churches of London, Basil Clarke, 1966)

After merger with South Lambeth All Saints in 1949 the church was known as All Saints & St Barnabas. It continued in use until 1978. The church and adjacent parish land were leased in 1983 to a housing association for conversion into flats (Ekarro House) and a new block. The vicarage, renamed Mandragon House, was listed in 1991.

Ralph Vaughan Williams was once organist to this church. A condition of redundancy was that the 1878 Hunter organ, originally from All Saints', Lambeth should be preserved, and in fact it went to Catford, St John the Baptist where it was still in use as of 2012 TQ3871 : St John's church: organ.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
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Date (from Tags)
Church or chapel (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 303 768 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.5473N 0:7.4940W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 302 768
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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