No. 857 - Chigwell - St Martin's Anglican Church (1959-2018)

Chigwell is a northern suburb of Hobart approximately 20 kilometres from the city. It was built and named by the Housing Department in the 1950s. It takes its name from Chigwell House, the home of William Gore Elliston in the 1840s.

In 1958 an old army hut was obtained from from Brighton Camp and converted into a church hall. The building had to be demolished because of asbestos sheeting in the roof. It was replaced by a new cement block church built on the same site at the Corner of Allunga Road and Junee Street.

St Martin’s was one of 73 put up for sale in 2018 to raise funds for the Anglican Church’s portion of the National Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse. The church was sold in 2020 and the building has since been substantially altered.

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Image credit - Google Street View (2009)

Image credit - Google Street View (2009)


Stephens, Geoffrey & Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Tasmania, (issuing body.) The Anglican Church in Tasmania : a Diocesan history to mark the sesquicentenary, 1992. Trustees of the Diocese, Hobart, 1991


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