Abbey Church, New Norcia, Western Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 30° 58.225 E 116° 12.967
50J E 425141 N 6573412
Quick Description: The church in the only monastic town in Australia
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 8:21:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMKXR4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The church dates from 1861,the original was constructed of bush stones, mud plaster and rough–hewn tree trunks and consisted of a simple cruciform plan of nave, transepts and sanctuary. The retro choir was added in 1870 behind the high altar and choir screen. Abbot Fulgentius Torres designed the stucco facade with its lofty pediment, and the bell tower with its clock and turret, which were added in 1907–08.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Spanish Benedictine

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Tomb of Rosendo Salvado

Diocese: New Norcia

Great Northern Hwy
New Norcia, W.A Australia

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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