Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westbury, Tasmania

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Title

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westbury, Tasmania

Subject

Buttress, Catholic, crenellation, Decorated Gothic, finial, Gothic, Gothic Revival, James Hogan, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Henry Hunter, lancet windows, parapet, pointed arch, rose window, Tas, Tasmania, tower, tracery, Westbury.

Description

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is in the small Tasmanian town of Westbury. The building of the bluestone church began in 1869 under the direction of the town’s first resident Catholic priest, Father James Hogan (1825-1899), who had arrived in 1850. Holy Trinity was consecrated in 1874 and the clock tower was added in 1901 as a memorial to Hogan. The cruciform church was designed by Henry Hunter (1832-1892) in the Gothic Revival style, in particular the Decorated Gothic style originally popular in England from c. 1270-1380. The church features buttresses, lancet windows, rose windows, a crenelated parapet and pointed corner finials on the tower, window tracery, and pointed arch doorways.

Irish-born James Hogan helped the convicted Irish nationalist activist John Mitchel (1815-1875) escape Tasmania in 1853.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

October 20, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

2xDigital Photograph

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westbury, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1150.