Neo-Romanesque Apse at Christ Church, North Adelaide

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Neo-Romanesque Apse at Christ Church, North Adelaide

Subject

Anglican, Anglicanism, Anglo-Norman design, Anglo-Norman, Christian, Christianity, arch, architecture, bishop, Bishop Augustus Short (1802-1883), church, Church of England, churches, building, ecclesiastical, ecclesiastical building, gable, gables, Henry Stuckey, Henry Stuckey (1821-1851), limestone, neo-romanesque, North Adelaide, red brick, rounded arch, SA, sandstone, semi-circular arch, South Australia, stained glass, Victorian Romanesque style

Description

A view of the neo-romanesque apse at Christ Church, North Adelaide. An apse is an octagonal or semi-circular domed recess that protrudes from the Eastern wall of a church. They were popular additions to transepts in medieval Romanesque architecture. The apse at Christ Church was added in 1851. It is constructed from limestone and red brick with a sandstone trim around the windows.

About Christ Church:

Christ Church is an Anglican church located in North Adelaide. The foundation stone was laid by Augustus Short, the Bishop of Adelaide, in 1848 and the church, which originally consisted of only the choir and the transept, was consecrated the following year in 1849. It was later extended in 1851 (the apse), 1855 and 1884. Bishop Short had arrived from England with three different building plans, but the Anglo-Norman design of the resulting church has been credited to local architect Henry Stuckey. The building’s Victorian Romanesque features include the relatively small window openings compared to the wall area, the machiolation motif and the semi-circular rounded arches.

For more on Christ Church, North Adelaide, see E. J. R. Morgan & S. H. Gilbert, Early Adelaide Architecture: 1836-1886, Oxford University Press, London, 1969, pp.104-105.

Creator

Dorey, Margaret

Date

3 July 2011

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No Copyright

Relation

Dorey,Margaret, "Christ Church Anglican Church, North Adelaide," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #476, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/476

Dorey, Margaret, "Christ Church Anglican Church, North Adelaide," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #475, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/475

Dorey, Margaret, "Apse, Christ Church, North Adelaide," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #479, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/479

Dorey, Margaret, "Neo-Romanesque Apse, Christ Church, North Adelaide," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #480, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/480

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“Neo-Romanesque Apse at Christ Church, North Adelaide,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/478.