Scot’s Church, Melbourne


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Scot’s Church, Melbourne


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A view of Scot’s Church located on Collins Street in central Melbourne. The church was built in a decorated Gothic Revival style to the design of architectural firm Reed & Barnes. It is constructed from Barrabool Hills freestone with sandstone dressings sourced from New Zealand. The current Scot’s Church building was completed in 1874 and replaced an older church that had operated from the site since 1841. The site was granted to the Church of Scotland in 1839, and transferred to the Presbyterian Church of Victoria upon its formation in 1859 (when the Church of Scotland, the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church united). Characteristic neo-gothic features of Scot’s Church’s exterior include its 120ft spire, which for a number of years was the highest point in Melbourne’s townscape, its stone tracery, decorative quoins, buttresses, pinnacles and lancet windows. The church also boasts a number of stained glass windows by well-known artists such as Ferguson & Urie of Melbourne, Van der poorten of Brussels and F.X. Zettler of Munich.


McEwan, Joanne


April 2011


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