St Augustine's Church Belltower
15-21 John Street, Waimate
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 1
Private/No Public Access
5th September 1985
TS 119 120 Pt TS 118 Lot 1 DP 3146
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is the original citation considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
St Augustine's Church Bell Tower, Waimate
This free-standing structure was built in 1903-4 alongside the church which dates from 1872. The bell tower is a wooden structure designed in the neo-Gothic style with cusped openings around the bell chamber and a crocketted, shingle spire above.
A fine example of ecclesiastical design in its own right, the bell tower has added significance as an important architectural accompaniment to the church and lych gate (1902). These structures are set amidst mature trees and combined make a very picturesque effect, with beneficial visual impact on the townscape.
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.