The Trussed Timber Roof of Christ Church, Claremont, WA

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Title

The Trussed Timber Roof of Christ Church, Claremont, WA

Subject

altar, Anglican, Anglican church, apse, arch, arch-brace, architect, architecture, chancel arch, church, church building, Church of England, Claremont, corbel, Cottesloe limestone, gothic architecture, Gothic Revival style, J. J. Talbot Hobbs, lancet arch, limestone, masonry, nave, neo-gothic, purlin, sanctuary, T. W. L. Powell, trussed ceiling, Western Australia

Description

A view of the timber trusses and arch braces of the ceiling at Christ Church, Claremont, in Western Australia. The ceiling of the church is comprised of tongue and groove pine boards. It is supported by timber crucks extending from corbels on the walls between the arcading. The curved timbers intersect to form functional, but also decorative, arch-braces. Arches roof trusses were a common feature of medieval architecture.

About Christ Church, Claremont:

Christ Church is an Anglican Church located in Claremont, Western Australia. It was designed by Perth architect J. J. Talbot Hobbs and built in a Gothic Revival style. The foundation stone was laid on 10 September 1892, and the original church building (consisting of the Sanctuary and the eastern four bays of the nave) was completed in February 1893. The nave was extended in 1901, and in 1909 two aisles were added. Further extensions took place in 1938 when the vestry, porch and square bell tower at the western end were completed under the supervision of architect T. W. L. Powell.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

4 February 2011

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“The Trussed Timber Roof of Christ Church, Claremont, WA,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/616.