Christ Church, Taita

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Christ Church
Christ Church Taita.JPG
LocationTaita, Lower Hutt
CountryNew Zealand
DenominationAnglican
Architecture
Heritage designation
Designated21 September 1989
Reference no.1325
Architect(s)Octavius Bousfield
StyleGothic Revival architecture
Years built1853

Christ Church in Taita, Lower Hutt is the oldest surviving church in the Wellington region of New Zealand.

The land the church is built on was donated by Algernon Grey Tollemache. Sidney Hirst, a Yorkshire born carpenter constructed the building, completing it in late 1853.

In the 1950s, efforts to protect the church played a role in the establishment of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.[1]

An arsonist destroyed about a third of the interior of the building in 1989, but it has since been restored from photos and architectural drawings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christ Church (Anglican)". New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ Moor, Christopher (2003). "Little Church that would not be moved". New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga. Retrieved 26 April 2012.

External links[edit]

Christ Church website

Coordinates: 41°10′56″S 174°57′38″E / 41.18212°S 174.96042°E / -41.18212; 174.96042