St Matthias Church, Windermere, Tasmania

Dublin Core

Title

St Matthias Church, Windermere, Tasmania

Subject

Anglican, buttress, crenellation, Dr Matthias Gaunt, Gothic, Gothic Revival, lancet window, St Matthias, Bishop Francis Russell Nixon, parapet, pinnacle, pointed arch, St Matthias Church, Tas, Tasmania, tower, Windermere.

Description

St Matthias Anglican Church overlooks the Tamar River in the small Tasmanian town of Windermere. The church was completed in 1843 and was consecrated in 1845 by Tasmania’s first Bishop, Francis Russell Nixon. St Matthias’ was built by landowner Dr Matthias Gaunt as he had allegedly promised his wife before they emigrated from England that if there was not a church close to their property, he would build one. The small whitewashed bluestone church is in the Gothic Revival style, featuring buttresses and lancet windows. The square tower has a pointed-arch entrance and is topped by a crenelated parapet and corner pinnacles.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

September 11, 2012

Rights

No copyright

Format

Digital Photograph

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“St Matthias Church, Windermere, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1046.