Gostwyck Chapel – Uralla
Took a little detour off the highway in New South Wales New England region to find this little gem. Located 10 km from Uralla, Gostwyck Chapel was built in 1921. The chapel sits on private property, thankfully, the property owners have left it unfenced for the enjoyment of visitors. Behind the church, an elm tree lined avenue leads to Gostwyck station, while a magnificent sight, visitors are asked not to venture up the avenue to respect the privacy of the station and it’s owners. I’ve been here a few times and it’s definitely a popular spot for photographers. During the Autumn months, the elm trees turn yellow and the Virginia creeper that covers the chapel turns red.
The sign at the front of the church reads:
“This chapel was dedicated in memory of Major Clive Collingwood Dangar, M.C., who died in World War 1. He was the youngest grandson of Henry Dangar, 1796-1861, who emigrated to the colony as a free settler in the Jessie 1821. Henry was appointed assistant surveyor to John Oxley. He and his brother William, 1800-1868, purchased Gostwyck in 1834.”