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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 91 Havannah Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Parish: Bathurst
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Bathurst Regional
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
91 Havannah StreetBathurstBathurst RegionalBathurstBathurstPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

An unusual and picturesque Edwardian residence which contrasts sharply in style with the adjoining two storey terraces, adds diversity and interest to the streetscape. Probably design by J.J.Copeman Architect.
Date significance updated: 10 Apr 07
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Physical description: Federation bungalow of squared coursed rubble under a hipped and gabled terra cotta tiled roof. Picturesque massing with deep verandah under main roof broken by projecting gabled wings with casement windows set into idiosyncratic horseshoe shaped recesses. Unusual rubble fence with shaped stone gateposts and topped iron rail.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair to good.
Date condition updated:10 Apr 07
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Architect unknown, but the same architect appears to have been responsible for No. 119, 121 Havannah Street. Similar details appear on 12 & 108 Keppel Street, 2 & 4 Lord Street, 234 Russell Street and 280 William Street. Probably designed by J.J.Copeman. House features some of his distinctive design.

John J. Copeman
In the Bathurst area, the work of local private architects, such as James Hine, John Copeman and Edward Gell, is well represented. For example St Stanislaus School was designed by Edward Gell with towers added by J.J Copeman in 1907. Copeman also designed the 'School of Arts Annex' in Bathurst, The school of Arts at The Lagoon, and The School of Arts at Rockley, the Boer War Memorial in Kings Parade and various houses and commercial buildings.

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. Federation period residence-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Architect - J. J. Copeman-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Probably designed by J.J.Copeman. House features some of his distinctive design.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanFederation House and Terrace Group 19 Nov 14   
Within a conservation area on an LEPBathurst Conservation Area 19 Nov 14   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed 9912 Dec 97   
Heritage study A26721 Jun 90   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bathurst City Council Heritage Study1990A267Hughes Trueman LudlowHughes Trueman Ludlow No
BRC City Conservation Area Heritage Review2006 Hickson in assoc with BRCB.J. Hickson Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenRob McLachlan2007Thematic History of Bathurst

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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1080111

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