Sydney Architecture Images-The Inner West

St. Saviour’s Anglican Church

architect

Cyril and Arthur Blacket

location

119 Young Street, Redfern.  

date

1885

style

Victorian Romanesque (strong American/German influence in styling)

construction

brick

type

Church
 
List: Register of the National Estate
Class: Historic
Legal Status: Registered (21/03/1978)
Place ID: 1779
Place File No: 1/12/033/0005
Statement of Significance:
A fine example of a large parish Church of Romanesque Revival design. Beautifully detailed and built brickwork One of the few unspoilt imposing buildings left in that area and which is capable of still fulfilling a community need. Built in 1885 to the design of A and C Blacket.
 
Description:
A polychrome brick Church designed by architects A and C Blackett and built in 1885. A chancel was added in 1889 and the Church was damaged by a gale in 1910 but repaired and reopened in 1911. The style is Romanesque and consists of a lofty nave, shallow chancel, low side aisles, an organ loft, vestry and three porches. The west elevation has a fine Gothic rose design sandstone mullioned window whilst sandstone is used for attached columns and corbelled brick supports.

Condition and Integrity:
The slate roof is in poor condition and much of the window glazing is broken. The interior is dampened as a result. The whole building is in need of repair.
   

 

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