The original Church of St Barnabas, on the corner of Lodge Road and Rose Road, was opened in 1903. It was destroyed during the Blitz on 24 September 1940, the first church in Southampton to be destroyed during the war (see clipping 1 below). Immediately after the bombing, services were held in the hall of Avenue Congregational Church. The present St Barnabas Church, designed by architects Gutteridge & Gutteridge and built by the Gloucester firm of W. T Nichols, was built on the same site in 1956-57 (see clipping 2 below).

St Barnabas Church

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The original church, photographed in the 1930s.

St Barnabas Church

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The modern church, photographed in c.2000

Newspaper clippings:

Further reading:
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p574. (H/i)


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