|This church stands in what Bristolians
refer to as Knowle West, an area which has not appeared
on maps, although it has on bus destination boards! St
Barnabas was built in a close to the north of Daventry
Walk in 1938 and replaced a temporary church erected in
1933. The architect was C.F.W.Denning and his building
was huge. The exterior is of red brick, the interior of
concrete. The style was a simplified classical style in
my view (especially inside) although others have called
in Romanesque. The nave had low passage aisles and there
is a bellcote on the gable of the south transept.
The church proved too large for the needs of the parish and the nave was demolished in the 1980s and replaced by housing. The crossing and transepts are now used as a church hall and the chancel is now the whole church, screened off on my last visit here in the early 1990s by a heavy curtain.
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