Church of the Apostles Altar, Launceston, Tasmania

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Title

Church of the Apostles Altar, Launceston, Tasmania

Subject

Altar, Catholic, Church of the Apostles, column, finials, Gothic, Gothic Revival, lancet window, Launceston, Alexander North, pointed arch, spire, stained glass, Tas, Tasmania, tracery, Bishop Willson, Robert William Willson.

Description

This elaborate altar is in the Catholic Church of the Apostles is in the Tasmanian city of Launceston. The foundation stone was laid in 1864 by Tasmania’s first catholic Bishop, Robert William Willson (1794-1866). The altar is in the sanctuary designed by Alexander North (1858-1945) and built in 1886. The altar is topped by a spire and is in the Gothic style, with prominent decorated pointed arches, columns, and finials. Behind the altar are the two stained glass east windows, both of which consist of two lancet windows and tracery, with additional glass above.

For the interior see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1204

For the exterior see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1202

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

November 18, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Church of the Apostles Altar, Launceston, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 19, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1207.