St. Luke's Anglican Church
Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0B, Canada
Links and documents
1906/01/01 to 1908/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Built in 1906, St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Placentia is a wooden church built in the Gothic Revival style. This church was preceded by at least two other churches on the same site. This designation includes the church building and surrounding graveyard.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church is designated as a Registered Heritage Structure for its architectural, historic, and environmental values.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church is architecturally valuable as a good example of the Gothic Revival style employed in a rural church. The style is simplified and constructed of wood but integral elements such as pointed arch windows and stained glass are used throughout. Furthermore, built by the congregation in 1906, this church has withstood the harsh Newfoundland climate for almost 100 years. It stands as a testament to the quality of craftsmanship during this period.
Historically, St. Luke’s Anglican Church is important as a representation of the Anglican Church in Placentia. This church is the second Anglican Church on this site and there has been at least one Catholic Church on this site as well. It is also speculated that there was an even earlier church on this site with Basque roots. This church is representative of the religious struggle that accompanied the military struggle that occurred in Placentia during its history.
The grounds of St. Luke’s Anglican Church include a Basque gravesite with headstones dating to the 17th century. This gravesite is indicative of a Basque presence in Placentia over three centuries ago.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Unnumbered property file, Placentia-St. Luke’s Anglican Church.
All those elements which are representative of the Gothic Revival style including:
-pointed arch windows;
-returned eaves; and,
-size, dimensions and location of building.
All elements that define the environmental value of the location including:
-gravesite and headstones; and,
-location of church.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
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