Charming country church conversion
This charming church conversion is a landmark building in the historic township of Kempton.
Built in 1840, the interior is designed and upgraded to work sympathetically with the original to provide a functional and comfortable lifestyle. The interior is flooded in natural light from the large original twelve paned windows. Other features include the polished timber floors and, where appropriate, exposed sandstone walls. The Old Colonial Georgian architecture features fine quality ashlar stonework with decorative quoin work, arched front windows and semicircular fanlight over the front entrance. Accommodation consists of the generous living room with high, high ceiling and loft storage area, the small lounge room/snug, the combined kitchen and dining room, main bedroom and en suite, second bedroom, bathroom/laundry and side entry. The main bedroom and en suite is on the upper level. The country-style kitchen has pendant lights over kitchen bench and dining table and fireplace with wood heater. The former Congregational Church was built by the Van Diemen's Land Colonial Missionary Society. The Reverend John Beazley arrived in the district in 1836 and raised funds to build and selected the site because of its central location.
Tasmanian Heritage Council Statement of Significance:
"The Church is of architectural significance as a particularly fine, intact and rare mid-nineteenth century sandstone chapel demonstrating the principal characteristics of a sandstone Old Colonial Georgian non-conformist ecclesiastical building, evident in the austere and symmetrical design with arched front windows and fanlightThe Former Congregational Church and Cemetery has a strong association with the Upper Canadian rebels exiled to Van Diemen's Land, and a likely strong association with the celebrated convict architect, James Blackburn."
- Building 1840 Stone converted to dwelling in 2006
- Land area 3311.0m2
- Two titles include the dwelling and old cemetery
- Rates approximately $1800 per annum
- Tasmanian Heritage Council permanently registered
- Home with two living areas, kitchen and dining room, two bedrooms (main bedroom with en suite) bathroom/laundry, storage loft
- Bathroom has under floor heating
*The information contained herein has been supplied to us and we have no reason to doubt its accuracy, however, cannot guarantee it. Accordingly, all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify this information.
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