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Item details

Name of item: Kennington
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 280 William Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Parish: Bathurst
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Bathurst Regional
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
280 William StreetBathurstBathurst RegionalBathurstBathurstPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

An elaborate and picturesque federation residence architect designed by J.J.Copeman in 1906. One of a group but individually distinctive and ideosyncratic.
Date significance updated: 01 Feb 07
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Designer/Maker: J.J.Copeman
Builder/Maker: unknown
Physical description: A very distictive single storeyed Federation residence of the Queen Anne style. Brick construction under a multi hipped and gabled iron clad roof with many original chimneys.Special round arched windows a feature of Copeman's work.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:30 Apr 07
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Designed in 1906 by architect J.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 JJ 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 a)
[Historical significance]
Constructed in 1906.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A very distictive single storeyed Federation residence of the Queen Anne style. Designed by well respected architect J.J. Copeman.
SHR Criteria g)
Excellent example of Copemans residential work.
Integrity/Intactness: Appears to be very 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 PlanKennington8619 Nov 14   
Within a conservation area on an LEPBathurst Conservation Area 19 Nov 14   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bathurst City Council Heritage Study1990A705Hughes Trueman LudlowHughes Trueman Ludlow No
BRC City Conservation Area Heritage Review2006 Hickson in assoc with BRCB.J. Hickson Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1080325

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