St. Mary's the Virgin Anglican Church & Rectory | NSW Environment & Heritage

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St. Mary's the Virgin Anglican Church & Rectory

Item details

Name of item: St. Mary's the Virgin Anglican Church & Rectory
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Church
Location: Lat: -32.7349734745 Long: 151.5522905070
Primary address: 66 Church Street, Maitland, NSW 2320
Parish: Maitland
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Maitland
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Mindaribba
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT2 DP3234
LOT1 DP456262
PART LOT1 DP703399
PART LOT2 DP703399
PART LOT11 DP703705
PART LOT12 DP703705
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
66 Church StreetMaitlandMaitlandMaitlandNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Church of England TrusteesReligious Organisation29 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

Historic: Tangible record of Anglican Church in urban and community development.
Social: Ongoing role as a focus for members of the Anglican Church and for associated social activities.
Aesthetic: The Church is the finest example of High Victorian Gothic with a magnificent stone spire and excellent stone tracery. The Rectory is a rare example of large Italianate house in central Maitland. Set in spacious grounds - spire is a major landmark in town and surrounding area.
(Zohrab, 2003)
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Description

Designer/Maker: Edmund Blacket
Physical description: Style: Church - Victorian Gothic; Rectory - Victorian Italianate; Exterior - Stone & Brick.
Church - Stone Gothic, slender stone tower, tracery windows, lower roof over aisles creates clerestory to nave, excellent stone detailing and craftsmanship.
Rectory - Brick two storey, slate hipped roof, bracketed eaves, cast iron columns, balustrade and frieze.
Grounds important landscape value - mature trees.
(Zohrab, 2003)
Further information: 6/2006: $119,464 funding approved to: The project includes: restoring and re-pointing of the church tower to prevent further water damage; repairs to damaged stonework; and restoration of the tower’s pinnacles and their finials.(www.deh.gov.au/heritage/programs/nhii/projects05-06.html)
Current use: Church
Former use: Church

History

Historical notes: Designed by Edmund Blacket, the Church was built in 1860. Steeple constructed 1880.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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 Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Edmund Blacket, Government Architect-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Tangible record of Anglican Church in urban and community development
(Zohrab, 2003)
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The Church is the finest example of High Victorian Gothic with a magnificent stone spire and excellent stone tracery. The Rectory is a rare example of large Italianate house in central Maitland. Set in spacious grounds - spire is a major landmark in town and surrounding area.
(Zohrab, 2003)
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Ongoing role as a focus for members of Anglican Church and for associated social activities.
(Zohrab, 2003)
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item has rarity value.
(Zohrab, 2003)
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item has representative value.
(Zohrab, 2003)
Integrity/Intactness: This item has integrity value.
(Zohrab, 2003)
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

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 0040302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0040320 Sep 85 1305038
Local Environmental Plan  03 Sep 93   
Register of the National Estate  21 Mar 78   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Maitland Heritage Survey Review1994 Brian McDonald & Associates  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007St Mary's the Virgin Anglican Church & Rectory View detail
WrittenFr. Roger Lloyd Zohrab2002Maitland Heritage Database - NSW Heritage Inventory Form
TourismTourism NSW2007St Marys Church View detail
TourismTourism NSW2007St Mary' Maitland Market Day View detail
TourismTourism NSW2007Maitland Heritage Walk (central precinct) View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045369
File number: S90/04813; S94/00553


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