Pugin Chapel (Old St Stephens Church)

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.09

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: 249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46869444,153.02861111

Time Link: 1850

Map Link: 1854

Image Time Point: 1854

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Pugin Chapel (Old St Stephens Church) was built in 1850, Architect: A.W. Pugin. Constructed just 8 years after the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement’s closure, it was the main Catholic church for 17 years until the cathedral was opened next door. It was commonly called ‘Pugin’s Chapel’ after the its English designer. It is Brisbane’s oldest church building.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Trail Brisbane City Centre,series No.1, 13th edition , (B.C.C, C1990s)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 4314, Survey Plans, Charts and Maps of Moreton Bay Settlement and Queensland. 4 chains to the inch. Plan shewing the alignment of . streets in North and South Brisbane, ca 1854. 4 chains to an inch. 714424