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St. Barnabas Anglican Church

Item details

Name of item: St. Barnabas Anglican Church
Other name/s: St Barnabas Anglican Church
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Church
Location: Lat: -33.2189631164 Long: 151.2763450290
Primary address: Yarramalong Road, Yarramalong, NSW 2259
Parish: Wyong
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Wyong
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Darkinjung
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT12 DP613900
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Yarramalong RoadYarramalongWyongWyongNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
former Wyong Shire CouncilLocal Government 

Description

Builder/Maker: Volunteer labour under supervision of James Bailey
Construction years: 1889-
Physical description: Site:
The oldest church in the shire, and its only church with an adjoining cemetery (NB: this cemetery is not within, but adjoins, the State Heritage Register curtilage boundary), St Barnabas' is historically significant. In its restored state it is representative of early church buildings, and reflects the early patterns of settlement in the area. The church and cemetery - with community links, are also socially significant (LEP, 1999).

An historic photograph in the early 1900s shows the church standing in rough grass, with only two gum trees nearby (some 10m+ from the front door. Other bush and taller gum trees are off to some distance (Stuart Read, using photograph provided by Wyong Shire Council, 5/2013).

Church:
The Church uses local timbers throughout its entire construction, and has simple proportions and delicate details.
Sited on traditional east west axis, this modest church of timber construction with lancet windows and steeply pitched corrugated iron roof, has an unusual belfry, with louvered sides atop the west end. Entry is via a small porch of similar detailing to church at west end (LEP, 1999).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
excellent
Date condition updated:07 May 13
Modifications and dates: later fencing and internal lining boards
Current use: church (Anglican & Catholic services)
Former use: Anglican church

History

Historical notes: Ezekiel Waters and William Beaven are buried here. Oldest Church building in Wyong Shire. It opened c1885 and the last 'formal' service was held in 1977. Special monthly services and weddings still take place.

Opened in 1885, the old St Barnabas Church of England is located off Yarramalong Road. It is the oldest church building in Wyong Shire (LEP, 1999).

The church was closed in 1977. Graves situated behind the old church are usually maintained by a committee of local residents. The burial ground can be used only by the descendants of those already interred in the cemetery (LEP, 1999).

A centennary celebration, well-attended, was held there in 1985.

Today the site is fairly thickly revegetating eucalypt forest (Stuart Read, on recent photograph provided by Wyong Shire Council, 5/2013).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes and countryside of rural charm-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes of scenic beauty-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Vernacular hamlets and settlements-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Creating landmark structures and places in regional settings-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship Practising Anglicanism-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Birth and Death-Activities associated with the initial stages of human life and the bearing of children, and with the final stages of human life and disposal of the dead. Commemorative avenue of trees (Boer, WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam)-

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0020102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0020116 Dec 82 973233
Local Environmental PlanWyong LEP9210 Sep 99   

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045278
File number: S90/06084 & HC 32219


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