Burnside Church

The early settlers in the southern Wairarapa were mostly Presbyterians. They gave money to build this church still standing alone in the landscape. It was dedicated in May 1875.

Designed by John King of Masterton. Its builder was James Tweedale. There is an Historic Places plaque near the gate. The circular turret top ventilator on the roof is similar to those used on early dairy factories and some schools.

It is still in use as an interdenominational community church and may be hired out for weddings. Locals call it the 'first church

The Burnside Church features in the Cape Palliser tour on the DayOut IPhone App.
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