Priest House, Mullewa

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Priest House, Mullewa


Catholic, Catholicism, church, religion, domestic architecture, John Cyril Hawes, house, Monsignor Hawes, Mullewa, museum, Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul, Priest House, Priest House Museum, Romanesque, semi-circular arch, veranda, WA, Western Australia


The Priest House is in the small rural Western Australian town of Mullewa was designed by Monsignor John Cyril Hawes as his personal accommodation. The stone house was built in 1929-1930 after the adjacent church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul was completed. Priest House is notable for its Romanesque-style veranda with semi-circular arches. The house is now the Priest House Museum dedicated to Monsignor Hawes.

For more on the architecture of Monsignor Hawes see John J. Taylor, Between Devotion and Design: The Architecture of John Cyril Hawes 1876-1956 (University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 2000).


Munro, Tony


22 February 2002


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