We are currently on holidays around NSW and came across this little chapel in Uralla, south west of Armidale – further inland. It was worth a trip out to it although it was a few kilometres to get to it. When we got there, we found the trip worth while 🙂
Facts & Figures:
‘Officially known as ‘All Saints Anglican Church’, Gostwyck Chapel was built in 1921 in memory of Major Clive Collingwood Dangar who lost his life during World War I. The chapel was constructed entirely of bricks made and fired on Gostwyck Station. The stone wall surrounding the chapel was built to protect it from flood waters from the nearby Salisbury Waters.
The magnificent tree lined avenue of 200 Elms was planted by a worker who was brought out from England specifically for the task. During the autumn months, the leaves of the Elm trees turn gold providing the perfect backdrop for the Virginia Creeper covering the chapel, which changes to a brilliant red.’
The weather has been rather warm for this time of year and when we visited, it was still around the 29°C so we were a bit early for the leaves of the Virginia Creeper to turn red. All the same, we thought it was a pretty impressive site.