Digital Photograph: Earthquake damage to St Joseph's Church, Winchester Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
Production date
25 Feb 2011
One portrait colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing earthquake damage to the Catholic Church of St Joseph the Worker in Winchester Street Lyttelton. Photograph shows the main doors and roof at southern end of church.
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Nineteenth century stone buildings are particularly vulnerable to earthquake damage as the individual components of the building are not tied together strongly. This photograph of the Catholic Church of St Joseph the Worker shows that a large area of stone had been dislodged, causing the southern gable of the church to collapse, and leaving the roof with little support. Opened in 1865 the Church was designed by Mountfort and Bury and built from locally quarried stone.
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18 Winchester Street
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