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St. Peter's Church 1827

St. Peter's Church 1827

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

St. Peter's Church 1827

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich
At a church at the end of Road 8
4.3 km from Road 3 in Wallacetown
on the north side of the road, street number 29596

Coordinates: N 42 36.415 W 81 26.424


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Plaque Text

A fine example of early Gothic Revival architecture, this Anglican church lies in the midst of the original "Talbot Settlement." The nave was erected by the congregation in 1827. The belfry and tower, added in 1845 to accommodate a bell donated by the Earl of Galloway, adhered to the original style. In 1849 Bishop John Strachan consecrated the church, and two years later the Reverend James Stewart became first resident priest of the parish. Charlotte Simcoe, a daughter of the province's first lieutenant-governor, gave St. Peter's a silver communion service in 1844. The nearby burying ground contains the graves of some of the area's earliest settlers, including that of Col. Thomas Talbot, founder of the "Talbot Settlement".

Another plaque at this location
Ellis Wellwood Sifton, V.C. 1891-1917

Related Ontario plaques
Right Reverend John Strachan 1778-1867
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853


Dutton Dunwich Plaques

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