Accession Number
2013.17.14
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing earthquake damage to the Anglican Church of The Most Holy Trinity in Winchester Street Lyttelton. Photograph shows the bracing to the northern transept erected after the 4 September 2010 earthquake.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
25 Feb 2011
Associated Person
Associated Person Notes
Architect
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
The earthquake damaged northern wall of the Anglican Church of the Most Holy Trinity shows a construction method common to most nineteenth and early twentieth century stone buildings. The exterior and interior of the wall are built of stones held together with lime mortar. The cavity between the two layers of stone is filled with rubble. While walls built in this manner have vertical strength, and can support large roofs, they have little resistance to horizontal movement caused by an earthquake, particularly as the lime mortar ages and weathers. The bracing on this wall was an attempt to stabilise the damage caused by the 4 September 2011 earthquake.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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