No. 1 - Christ Church Illawarra

Christ Church Illawarra is an isolated church built on a hill near the Tasmanian town of Longford. The bluestone building was built in 1842 by Edward Dumaresq (as a school house) on his property in the Gothic Revival style. The tower and asp were designed in the Arts and Crafts style by architect Alexander North and added in 1908. The church features lancet and rounded-arch windows and buttresses. It is also a significant place for Australian art enthusiasts, with an altar painted by Arthur Boyd, and the grave of Tom Roberts in the nearby cemetery. The 29th World Ploughing Championships were held here in 1983 and a stone for each of the 19 countries that participated are set in a cairn alongside the church.

The entry to Christchurch with a dirt road winding up the hill to the church.


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