The Holy Trinity Anglican Church, a rendered brick building situated in Davy Street, Taradale, was constructed in 1859 and replaced an earlier, 1856, timber church which became used as the Sunday School and Church Hall, a function which it has retained to this day. The current church was constructed to the design of architect and surveyor, Thomas Turner in an early Gothic revival style, popular for church design during the nineteenth century and styled after English parish churches.
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Sunday School Hall at Taradale is of historical and architectural importance to the state of Victoria.
The church and hall are an important element of the early development of the Taradale area as a result of the goldfields in central Victoria. The buildings illustrate the growth of the town, like many other goldmining centres, from a temporary settlement of timber buildings, to an established centre of population and with the construction of permanent structures. The Taradale Church of England site illustrates both phases of the town's early development.
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church is of architectural merit as a well designed example of the picturesque Gothic. Picturesqueness, an essential characteristic of successful Gothic buildings, is a guiding concern of the design of the Taradale Anglican Church, which employs its elevated site and surrounding vegetation to emphasise the vertical aspects of the building, its importance in the town and its spiritual associations. The composition of the building is interesting with an unusual treatment of the west front. The building contains many features of significance including early timber pews, early coloured and stained glazing, moveable lectern, pulpit, an honour board and a marble memorial tablet.
HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL HALL - Permit Exemptions
EXEMPTIONS FROM PERMITS:
(Classes of works or activities which may be undertaken without a permit under
Part 4 of the Heritage Act 1995)
Installation of carpet floor coverings is permit exempt except over tiled and
marbled areas. Carpet must be in heritage theme.
Installation/removal of floor coverings is permit exempt
Interior painting, wall papering to walls and ceilings is exempt providing
painting/papering does not remove evidence of the building's original paint
and other existing decoarative surfaces.
Installation of curtain tracks, rods blinds and other window dressings is
Refurbishment of bathrooms and toilets including removal of existing sanitary
fixtures and associated piping, mirrors, and installation of new fixtures is
permit exempt provided new plumbing is not externally exposed..
Removal/installation of kitchen benches and fixtures (stoves, dishwashers
etc.) , including associated plumbing and wiring is permit exempt provided new
plumbing is not externally exposed.
Installation of hydronic, or concealed radiant (Ceiling Foil Radiant Heating
or under carpet heating) type heating, is permit exempt provided that the
installation does not damage existing skirtings, architraves and the location
heating unit (boiler etc) is concealed from view.
Re-wiring is permit exempt provided that all new wiring is fully concealed and
any original light switches, pull cords or GPO's are retained in-situ.
Installation of hooks, nails and other devices for hanging of paintings,
mirrors, and other wall-mounted works of art are permit exempt.
Installation of bulk insulation to the roof space is permit exempt.
Installation of smoke detectors is permit exempt.
Removal of extraneous wiring and aerials is permit exempt
Ideally all buildings/objects/trees/complexes on the Register should have a
Conservation Plan prepared by a suitably qualified practictioner and to the
standards of the Burra Charter.
Consultants preparing a conservation plan are encouraged to address the
possibility of permits exemptions