St Luke’s Church ‘Celtic’ heads, Bothwell, Tasmania

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Title

St Luke’s Church ‘Celtic’ heads, Bothwell, Tasmania

Subject

Anglican, John Lee Archer, George Arthur, Bothwell, Celtic, convict, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Daniel Herbert, parapet, pointed arch, Presbyterian, sculpture, St Luke’s Church, Tas, Tasmania, Uniting Church.

Description

St Luke’s Church is in the small town of Bothwell in Tasmania. Built by the government under the direction of Lieutenant Governor George Arthur (1784-1854), 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. The pointed arch molding around the doorway ends in two heads reputedly carved by the convict sculptor Daniel Herbert (1802-1868). The heads possibly depict a Celtic god and goddess.

For the church exterior see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1146

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

October 8, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

2xDigital Photograph

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“St Luke’s Church ‘Celtic’ heads, Bothwell, Tasmania ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1147.