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St. Barnabas Hall

The St. Barnabas Hall was built before the church, and had its foundation stone laid in 1908 by Princess Louise Augusta. The inscription stone, seen on the south wall, says:

“This stone was laid by HH Princess Louise Augusta of Schleswig Holstein 11 July 1908”.

This OS map from 1911 shows the hall at the western edge of the Gorringe Park estate, onto which was later built the church, and housing.

Photo taken 13th April 2021 in St Barnabas Road
Photo taken 13th April 2021 in Thirsk Road

The hall was used for various clubs such as the St. Barnabas’ Mixed Club (as listed in the 1949 Youth Club Handbook). The photo below was sent in by Mick Coe, who writes:

This photo is in my late grandfather’s photo album. I have identified the building as St Barnabas church and I believe that a boys club was attached to it in the 1920’s, as my late father attended it. I believe that he attended reunions as late as the 1970s with someone named Edser. He never mentioned whether the boys wore a uniform or not. Any information would be gratefully received.

Please leave a comment if you have more information.

Grange House

No.s 60, 62 and 64 Church Road is a Grade 2 Listed Building according to Historic England (formerly English Heritage).

The Listing reads:
“Terrace of houses. Early to mid C18. Stuccoed brick (stucco removed to No 64, under restoration at time of writing). Double pitched gabled mansard roofs, plain tiles. 2 storeys plus dormers. Nos 60 and 62 together a symmetrical composition of 5 bays; No 64 of 3 bays. Central entrance to Nos 60-62; No 64 with entrance to left; matching pilastered open pedimented doorcases with ‘Gothick’ fanlight; raised and fielded 6-panelled door to Nos 60-62. Mid C19 panelled door to No 64. Square headed windows, flush frames; sashes. Flat topped dormers. Bands between storeys and above first floor. Coped parapet. 2 tall chimneys. No 64 with later attached wrought iron railings and gate. Interiors with turned baluster staircases.”

These photos were taken in December 2005 and the name ‘Grange House’ as well as the blue plaque have since been removed. The plaque read:

60, 62 and 64 Church Road

These listed buildings were originally
a pair of semi-detached houses with
outbuildings, built before 1742

Early Georgian features include the
doorcases, with friezes and pediments,
panelled doors and fanlights.

DCF 1.0

DCF 1.0

1953 OS Map

1953 OS map

The late Eric Montague, in his book Mitcham Histories: 12 Church Street and Whitford Lane, pages 73-81, said:

Charles Everingham, a Mitcham linen-draper and shopkeeper, owned these properties from 1780 to 1812. In 1813 the owner was a Mr Child, then Richard Barnett for 1814 to 1818, followed by Samuel Child, who was warden of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers. Charles Killick owned the properties in 1838.

The building’s land originally stretched back to Love Lane, and in 1984 part of this was separated and a block of flats built there.

For photos from the 1960s and 1980s, see Eric Montague’s slides.

Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.