St. John the Baptist Anglican Church & Group 60 Memorial


City of Busselton

Place Number



3 Metricup Road Metricup

Location Details

Group 60 (Boyndlie Park - later Metricup)

Other Name(s)

Metricup Church

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1935

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List YES 13 Aug 2014

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 09 May 2003

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 20 Jun 1996 Category 2

Statement of Significance

St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, a timber and iron Inter-War Carpenter Gothic style church has cultural heritage significance as a demonstration of the style and as the social focus of the Group 60 settlers and later Metricup.

Physical Description

Inter-War Carpenter Gothic church. St. John the Baptist Anglican Church designed in Inter-War Carpenter Gothic style has a simple gable roof with a small covered porch entrance. A modest white cross marks the front elevation as a place of worship. Lancet-shaped windows flank the side elevations. The cemetery is directly adjacent the building.


t. John the Baptist Anglican Church was built to serve the small community of Boyndlie Park (later Metricup), which was the social centre for the Group Settlement Group 60 settlers. The church was built from funds sent from England to cater for the ‘Group Settler’ families. Metricup Church (St. John the Baptist) was built in 1935 and dedicated on 11 May of that year. The builder was Mr Les. Harding, The corrugated iron and weatherboard structure initially had no interior wall linings – these were added later. (Busselton Historical Society)


High Degree/High Degree Integrity Notes: The place retains a high degree of integrity. Authenticity Notes: The place retains a high degree of authenticity.



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Gothic

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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