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Bellington

Item details

Name of item: Bellington
Other name/s: Federation House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 191 Ballina Road, Alstonville, NSW 2477
Parish: Tuckombil
County: Rous
Local govt. area: Ballina
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
191 Ballina RoadAlstonvilleBallinaTuckombilRousPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Bellington is associated with the early farming history of the Alstonville area and is an important example of vernacular north coast architecture/weatherboard Federation architecture in Alstonville/the shire.
Date significance updated: 16 Dec 09
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Current use: Residence

History

Historical notes: Bellington is a single storey teak homestead in original condition. It was built at Pearces Creek for George and Minnier Cooke c.1910 and moved to the present present site in 1917. It was owned by family until 1970 when John Cooke sold off land but retained house block. The layout of garden is basically original with hedges in the original positions. Trees on the property include: candle-nut, jacaranda and oak and were planted c. 1917.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Houses and cottages-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The item is associated with the early farming history of the Alstonville area.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item is an important example of vernacular north coast architecture/weatherboard Federation architecture in Alstonville/the shire.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I225 Jan 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Draft Shire Wide Community Based Heritage Study2008 Ballina Shire Council  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
ElectronicAlstonville Plateau Historical Society2007Submissions #1

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1040258


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