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Church of the Holy Innocents

The Church of the Holy Innocents dates from 1868-1869 and is believed to be designed by Edward Ashworth, in the Gothic Revival style. 

 

Construction of the church was undertaken by the eminent Christchurch stonemason, William Brassington, who used greywacke boulders from the Rangitata River to build the walls of the church.  Hand shaped Mt Somers limestone blocks were used for the quoins and window surrounds, contrasting with the greywacke walls.  The belfry was designed by Emily Acland.