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Baptist Church

Author

Town of Narrogin

Place Number

01821
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Location

31 Fortune St Narrogin

Location Details

Local Government

Narrogin (T)

Region

Wheatbelt

Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Dec 1996 Category B

Category B

A place of considerable cultural heritage significance to Town of Narrogin that is worthy of recognition and protection through provisions of the Town of Narrogin Town Planning Scheme. Planning Application needs to be submitted to Town of Narrogin for any proposed development and referred to Regional Wheatbelt Heritage Adviser for comment. Recommend: Retain and conserve the place. Document the place per HCWA Archive recommendations if retention is not possible.

Statement of Significance

The building is significant on the following grounds:
1) Erected 1902 - second church built in Narrogin.
2) Continued as base for a major church until new premises built in 1980s.
3) First minister was a prominent Baptist, Rev. William Kennedy.
4) Currently the focus building of a prominent retail centre, Church Square.
5) Major tennis court next to the building on present William Kennedy Way.

Physical Description

Single-storey single rectangular stone building with corrugated
galvanised iron roof of colonial Gothic form. Erected C 1900.

Integrity/Authenticity

Modifications: Brick addition to rear in 1920s/30s.
Extent of original fabric: Fabric still in place

Condition

Good

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Local Stone

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Religion

Creation Date

21 Feb 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

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