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St Matthew's Church Hamilton
Title : St Matthew's Church Hamilton St Matthew's Church Hamilton
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Date of creation : 1904
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The very beautiful Anglican church dedicated to St. Matthew at Hamilton in the Barossa Valley owes much to the generosity of the Dutton family of nearby Anlaby Station. The original church and school building was opened in 1857, and almost 40 years later, in 1896, the foundation stone for a new church was laid by 'Squire' Henry Dutton. The entire cost was covered by Mr Dutton, who was also the honorary organist of the church. Elaborate decorations and furnishings were used in the small church which was built in memory of Henry Dutton's wife, uncle and daughter. (The Dutton's only daughter, Ethel, had died tragically in 1892, when she fell from the rocks on Granite Island, while the family were on holiday.) The architect of the original building was F.T. Naish, and later additions were supervised by Walter Bagot. Of a simple Norman design, the oak fittings and carvings were imported from the firm of Bacon Brothers, of London. The English artist and architect, Sir Thomas Jackson, designed the elaborate chancel roof.
Related names :

Bagot, W.H., (Walter Hervey), 1880-1963

Dutton, Ethel

Dutton, Henry, 1844-1914

Jackson, Thomas

Anlaby Estate (Hamilton, S. Aust.)

Granite Island (S. Aust.)

St Matthew's Church, Hamilton

Coverage year : 1904
Place : Hamilton (S. Aust.)
Region : Barossa
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