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Uniting Church

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

01086
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Location

9 Weld St Gingin

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Ginging Uniting Church
Methodist Church
Wesleyan Church

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1870

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Oct 2017 Category 2

Category 2

A place of considerable cultural heritage significance to Shire of Gingin that is worthy of recognition and protection through provisions of the Shire of Gingin's Town Planning Scheme. A Planning Application needs to be submitted to the Shire of Gingin for any proposed development. Recommend: Retain and conserve the place.

Register of the National Estate Permanent 28 Sep 1982

Heritage Council
Restrictive Covenant YES

Heritage Council
Uniting Church Inventory Completed 01 Oct 1996

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 03 Jul 1978

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

Uniting Church is of significance for the associations with the Weslyan (Methodist) and Uniting Churches communities in the Gingin area. The Church has social and religious significance for the events that have taken place that also evoke a sense of place.

Physical Description

The Church is a simple rectangular form with an enclosed entry porch at the Weld Street entry (west). The roof is a steep pitch gable clad with recent shingles. The porch has a simple gable of same degree. The windows and double front doors are detailed with Gothic arches.
There is a steel framed and clad addition across the rear of the church buildinq.

History

In 1868 Thomas James Jones gifted part of Swan Location 262 for the Wesleyan Church. Charles Masters constructed the church, getting the clay for the bricks from the gully across Weld Street. After completion in 1870, visiting clergyman Reverend Mcinnes conducted the services. In 1897, the first resident missionary, Walter Prior, was appointed. The Reverend Henry Robins was the first ordained Minister appointed in Gingin. In 1914 the manse was constructed behind the church, facing Church Street, (demolished 1969) and there was a tennis court between the house and railway line Between c.1915-1919 sisters Elsie and Ruth Rudeforth were the appointed Ministers of the congregation as lay preachers. In 1953, Missioner Creagh left the district. He was the last resident Minister.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity: High degree
Authenticity: Moderate/high

Condition

Good

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin". p 154 & 276

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
622 Restoration of Gingin Uniting Church Heritage Study {Other} 1995
3920 Gingin Townscape Project Report 1991

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

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

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TIMBER Shingle
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Religion

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

29 Jan 2020

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