Sunday 2 July 2017

Enfield, Leigh Hall

"Leigh Hall" is located along Liverpool Road, in the western suburb of Enfield. It was built in 1886 in the Neo-Georgian Revival architectural style as the Methodist Theological College. The name commemorates the Rev. Samuel Leigh, the first Wesleyan Missionary to the colonies. In 1974, it became the United Theological College following a merger between Leigh College (Methodist), Camden College (Congregational) and St Andrews College (Presbyterian). In 1987 much of the land was sold for residential development but Leigh Hall was used for the Australian College of Languages, teaching English to overseas students or recent migrants until it relocated in 1998. It is now occupied by the Australian International Academy, an Islamic private school.


  1. Oh, there are shadows everywhere in this photo! Thanks for linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2!

  2. It is impressive but a tad austere as we might expect of a Methodist or Congregationalcollege. It is a place of prayer and thought - and shadow too!

  3. A stark structure with a storied history and deep shadows.

  4. Enfield, there is a place called that near where I live in the UK, nice looking building

  5. It looks like it would suit the methodist church than the one now occupying it due to it's English architecture.

  6. Beautiful and impressive building! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Where did the seminary move to or did it dissolve? Quite an imposing building.

    1. Marcia, it moved to a location closer to the city on the University of Sydney campus.

  8. Hello Jim!
    Great building and excellent picture.
    Happy week.

  9. ...a nice history of the building's use.


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