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St Patrick's Presbytery - Lyons Street, Ballarat | by raaen99
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St Patrick's Presbytery - Lyons Street, Ballarat

St Patrick's Cathedral and Hall form an important ecclesiastical pair demonstrating the particular strength of the Catholic Church in Ballarat. With such a fine pair in existance, it was only right that the priest of St Patrick's had a smart presbytry to live in.

 

St Patrick's Presbytery, built of red brick with stone detailing, is gothic in its design in order to match its older English Gothic church and hall. The architect of the presbytery is unknown, but they have done a splendid job of pairing it with the church hall, which stands directly behind it. The prebytery was built in the early years of the Twentieth Century and features flying buttresses, gothic detailing around the windows and cast iron fretwork of a suitably religious style around its magnificent bow fronted verandah and balcony.

 

The cast iron gates and fence around the perimeter of the complex, designed in an elaborate gothic style with crowned piers demonstrate outstanding craftsmanship.

 

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Taken on May 13, 2012