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St Andrew's Church (R.C.)


Shire of Carnamah

Place Number

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Cnr Caron St & Bowman Rd Carnamah

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1930

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 1996 Category 2

Category 2

High level of protection appropriate: provide maximum protection under the town planning scheme to conserve the significance of the place.

Statement of Significance

St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church has considerable social significance for its role in the religious activities of the local community. Further the place has significance as one of numerous churches designed by Priest-Architect Monsignor John Hawes in the MidWest Region. The Church features a number of elements which are representative of Hawes' design, especially the stepped entry arch constructed of red brick. The building is an important contribution to the Carnamah townscape, given its corner location, scale and imposing design. It has considerable social significance for the important role it plays in the religious activities of the local community.

Physical Description

This medium sized rectangular shaped church is of rendered stone construction with a tiled gable roof. There is a bell tower to the south-west corner which has a coloured glass feature window and double arched windows to each facade. Located on the west elevation, the church entry porch has two arched doorways which are enhanced by brick detailing. The main doorway has arched double timber doors. The side walls have buttressing and pointed arch windows. There is a vestry to the north-east corner.


Designed by Priest-Architect Monsignor John Hawes, St. Andrew's Catholic Church was opened and blessed by the Rt. Rev. James O'Collins D.D. (Architect - John Taylor & Foundation Stone)






Name Type Year From Year To
Monsignor John Hawes Architect - -

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Ceramic Tile
Wall RENDER Other Render

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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