St George's Anglican Church, Hobart

Margaret  Hyde

Ulverstone, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    27
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 2

Apparel

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Stationery

Artist's Description

691 viewings on 17 July, 2016

Taken with my Lumix DMC-TZ3.

A large and beautiful sandstone church, St George’s, built on Battery Point, is one of the earliest Anglican churches in Tasmania. The building of the church began in 1836, 30 years after the settlement of Hobart, and services began in May 1838.

The body of the church was designed by the Government architect, John Lee Archer, in neo classical style, while the tower and porch were designed by convict architect, James Blackburn. It has an unusual layout with two side aisles. the original cedar box pews still remain.

Having completed the initial work, the tower was begun in1841, however the tower basement was found to be unable to bear the weight of the tower and was removed together with the vestibule and two vestries. The tower was finally completed in 1847 and has been a landmark for sailers ever since, earning the church the title “The Mariners’ Church”. The church was finally completed in 1888.

Artwork Comments

  • AndreaEL
  • Keala
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.