St Luke’s Church exterior, Bothwell, Tasmania

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Title

St Luke’s Church exterior, Bothwell, Tasmania

Subject

Anglican, John Lee Archer, George Arthur, Bothwell, buttress, crenellation, Gothic, Gothic Revival, parapet, pointed arch, Presbyterian, Romanesque, St Luke’s Church, Tas, Tasmania, tower, Uniting Church.

Description

St Luke’s Church is in the small town of Bothwell in Tasmania. Built by the government, St Luke’s originally held combined services for Anglicans and Presbyterians, before the Anglicans built their own church in 1891. It is now a Uniting Church. It was designed in 1828 by John Lee Archer (1791-1852) and was opened in 1830. Apparently the building was supposed to have Romanesque semi-circular windows but Lieutenant Governor George Arthur (1784-1854) directed Archer to change them to the Gothic style as he considered rounded windows unchristian (!). The church is in the Gothic Revival style with pointed arch doorways and windows, and corner buttresses. The central tower is topped by a crenellated parapet.

For the Celtic heads on the entrance doorway see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1147

For the interior see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1154

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

October 8, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

3xDigital Photograph

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“St Luke’s Church exterior, Bothwell, Tasmania ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 20, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1146.