St Barbara's Church, Earlsdon
|St Barbara's Church, Earlsdon|
|Founder(s)||Sir Alfred Herbert|
|Consecrated||26 Sep 1931|
|Parish||St Barbara's, Earlsdon|
St Barbara's Church is in Earlsdon, a suburb of Coventry, West Midlands, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Coventry, South, the archdeaconry of Coventry, and the diocese of Coventry. The church was built in 1930–31 to replace a smaller church nearby. It was designed by Henry Paley of the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley, with a local man, Herbert Jackson, acting as clerk of works and consulting architect.
The foundation stone was laid on 28 September 1930 by Sir Alfred Herbert, a local industrialist, and the church was consecrated on 26 September 1931. Due to a lack of finance, the church was never completed, the missing parts being the western 2½ bays, two porches, a baptistry and a bell turret. The total cost of the church was £17,644 (equivalent to £1,100,000 in 2016), of which £975 was donated by Sir Alfred to build the Lady Chapel as a memorial to his late wife.
- Earlsdon - St. Barbara's, Earlsdon, Church of England, retrieved 29 August 2012
- Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, pp. 183, 253, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8
- History of St Barbara's Church, St Barbara's, Earlsdon, retrieved 29 August 2012
- UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
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