Bell Turret, St John the Evangelist Anglican, Fremantle, WA


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Bell Turret, St John the Evangelist Anglican, Fremantle, WA


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A view of the bell turret at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Fremantle, Western Australia. It was added to the existing church structure, c.1906. In England, bell turrets were often added to parish churches that did not have adjoining bell towers by the twelfth century. See Hubert Pragnell, The Styles of English Architecture, London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1984, p.258.

Located in King’s Square in the centre of Fremantle, St John the Evangelist Anglican Church is a neo-gothic building that was designed by W. Smith and constructed by J. J. Harwood and Son. The foundation stone was laid in 1878 and the building was consecrated in 1882. The church replaced an older building that had served the Anglican congregation in Fremantle since 1843, and which was demolished soon after the completion of St John’s.


McEwan, Joanne


4 February 2011


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