Holy Trinity Church, York, Western Australia


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Holy Trinity Church, York, Western Australia


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Completed in 1854 and consecrated in 1858, the Holy Trinity Church in York, Western Australia possesses features which are characteristic of the Victorian Romanesque, Carpenter Gothic and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Throughout the nineteenth century in the United Kingdom, Australia and America, the Gothic manifested itself in a variety of architectural forms. Based on, yet distinct from, British nineteenth-century medievalism, Australian medievalist buildings appropriated elements of medievalist design in ways which suited the Australian climate, materials and unique colonial settings.

The most obvious evocation of the medieval in the design of the Holy Trinity Church in York is the castle turret and its many lancet windows. The simplicity of the church's design (both structurally and aesthetically) is also typical of the Carpenter Gothic style, known for its pointed arches, towers and steep gables, as well as light-frame construction.


Carter, Bree


27 November 2011


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