The Presbyterian Church at Batesford was erected in 1860 to designs by Geelong architect Joseph L Shaw. This rectangular plan church built of locally quarried courses basalt is a primitive gothic style structure derived from the Scottish Kirk architecture of the early 19th Century and characterized by the central belcote and restrained gothic ornamentation.
The church has interesting associations with establishment of the Presbyterian Congregation in the Moorabool District and is a notable work of prominent church architect Joseph Lowe Shaw.
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Geelong Regional Commission Register.
Australian Heritage Commission Register of the National Estate.
Stephens, Harold - Moorabool Presbyterian Church - In Retrospect, 1854-1954.
N.B. Johnson & Son Printer. 1954. Contains history of church including list of ministers and their durations
Johnston, R - "A History of Batesford District" - History Research Essay, Department of Architecture, University of Melbourne, 1975 - pp 30-31
Geelong Advertiser - 5th January, 1860 p 2 Col 3.
"Current Topics" The Presbyterian congregation at Batesford have begun to erect a church. Details are given.
National Trust of Australia (Victoria) - File No 2072.
Wynd, I - 'So Fine a Country: A history of Corio Shire" - Draft Copy to be published in late 1980. p 139