St. Symmachus's Church (Barrville)
|St. Symmachus's Church|
Last update April 2020
|St. Symmachus's Church
Barrville [44, 48]
The exterior of this derelict white-stone building and the large plaza surrounding it are simple, save the window frames which are carved and painted in differing shades of blue. The interior is a network of arches, standing where walls should be, and rooms off to the sides, that could be more aptly described as cells.
Once home to the Nuns of Symmachus, this church and its bordering hospice -- that would come to be known as Patriarch General Hospital (Barrville) -- have stood in this part of Malton for near ninety years. The Nuns, while respected for their devotion to the sick, were also greatly feared by the community. Wielding seven foot canes, a sortie of Nuns could clear a street before they'd even stepped out the Abbey doors. The hidden praying that they wouldn't be making a call to their door. --Father Bigley 15:02, 11 October 2007 (BST)
As per the Barrville Barricade Plan this building is to be kept at VSB so it may serve as an entrypoint.