"The Squire's church" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Western Australia Off The Beaten Path Tip by TheWanderingCamel

  Country chapel
by TheWanderingCamel

You'll find the quaint little chapel dedicated to St Werburgh (a Saxon English saint I believe)a few kilometres outside the small town of Mount Barker in the heart of the rich farming region known as Western Australia's Great Southern, on private property but with access permitted.
It was built in 1872, with money sent by the brother of one of the pioneers of the region who was a country Squire back home in England. The church they built has a particular charm as it reflects the style of the local farmhouses with its wide verandas and steep iron roof. Using all local materials, the ironwork made in the farm forge, the font once used for grinding flour and all the plastering done by the propety's owner - this church truly reflects the pioneering spirit with which it was built .
To find the church, take the Mount Barker Hill Road south out of the town and look for the signs.

Mount Barker, once a major apple growing area is now particularly noted for its fine wines. The town is situated on the Albany Highway, 360km south of Perth.
Click on the website given to download a pdf file on Mount Barker's attractions.

Website: http://trails.heritage.wa.gov.au/ht_pdf/MtBarker.pdf

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2005
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