St Augustine's Church Belltower

15-21 John Street, Waimate

  • St Augustine's Church Belltower.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Melanie Lovell-Smith. Date: 7/02/2002.
  • St Augustine's Church Belltower. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Joe Wallace. Taken By: Jokertrekker - Joe Wallace. Date: 19/09/2009.
  • St Augustine's Church Belltower. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Shellie Evans . Taken By: Shellie Evans - flyingkiwigirl. Date: 3/12/2013.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 323 Date Entered 5th September 1985


City/District Council

Waimate District


Canterbury Region

Legal description

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.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1903 -

Other Information

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.