(Old) Perth Boy’s School

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(Old) Perth Boy’s School


Bell tower, church, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Richard Roach Jewell, lancet windows, Perth, Perth Boy’s School, porch, William Sandford, school, spire, WA, Western Australia.


Perth Boy’s School is in the central Perth CBD and was designed in the Gothic style by William Sandford, with the plans drawn by Richard Roach Jewell. The building opened in 1854, with extensions in the 1860s. Conservation and interpretation works were carried out by the National Trust in 2011-2012. Although it was the first purpose-built school in Perth, it closely resembles a Gothic church, which resulted in ventilation and lighting problems in its use as a school. Gothic features of the limestone building include lancet windows, a porch with a small bell tower and pointed-arched entrance, and a very steeply pitched roof. The building also originally had a spire.


McLeod, Shane


July 6, 2012


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“(Old) Perth Boy’s School,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 23, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/917.