St Luke's (Anglican) Church Rectory


Shire of Gingin

Place Number



Lot 2 Weld St Gingin

Location Details

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1898

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 13 Dec 1996 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions or Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Nov 1994 Category 1
Register of the National Estate Permanent 28 Sep 1982
Anglican Church Inventory YES 31 Jul 1996
Classified by the National Trust Recorded 03 Jul 1978

Statement of Significance

The building is the sole example of its type in Gingin and therefore provides continuity between early settlement residences and the present. St Luke's (Anglican) Rectory, a single-storey house with a corrugated iron roof and stone walls, has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons; the place is important in relation to the development of the Church of England Parish in Gingin; the place is important for its aesthetic characteristics imparted by the texture of the materials and the built form of the steeply pitched iron roof together with the soft white stone walls set in the open woodland of native trees on the fringe of the townsite; and, as part of the functioning of the Church of England Parish in Gingin in the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Rectory, together with St Lukes Church, contributes to the sense of place of the Church of England community.

Physical Description

The building appears to be a professionally designed residence befitting the position of Church Rector. The design is simple late Victorian with exposed stonewalls. The building requires considerable maintenance if it is to be preserved. St Luke's (Anglican) Rectory is a single-storey house with a corrugated iron roof and stone walls. The walls of the original structure are of diatomaceous stone in random rubble except the walls facing the front (west elevation) where the stones have been laid in a pattern approaching ashlar and with the mortar joints squared up with fine black tuck pointing. A plinth has been provided around the base.


Built for Ed T. Pritchett It is not at present known when it ceased to be used as a Rectory.


Timber verandah, floor largely replaced by concrete; brick addition at rear houses service areas.


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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RELIGIOUS Housing or Quarters

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Other Stone
Roof METAL Pressed Metal
Wall TIMBER Other Timber

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

24 Jul 1995

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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