Kilmore, VIC - Primitive Methodist (Former)

Year Built: 1856 - 60

Denomination: Methodist

Address: Bourke Street, Kilmore, Victoria, 3764

Architect: Charles Kinck

Architectural Style: Romanesque

Traditional Owners: Taungurung people

Last Updated: 21/02/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Church was the second Primitive Methodist Chapel in Kilmore; the first being a timber structure erected in 1855. When the congregation was admitted to the Melbourne Circuit, and upon the arrival of the Rev. G. Grey, the original structure was sold and this chapel constructed, for the sum of £963. In 1898 the Kilmore Masonic Lodge purchased the building for £100.

An unusual Gothic revival design drawing from the Eleventh Century Italian Romanesque buildings style with its face brick construction, the nave gable and side aisles elevation the corbel table following the parapet and the bass relief occurlus on both sides reliefs surrounding the pointed arch Gothic entrance. Pointed arch openings occur on both side elevations between pilasters.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1875 - 1876 Rev Joseph Oglethorpe
1876 - Rev S. Richards


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1. Kilmore Heritage Study 1982. LH 720.99453 KIL