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Item details

Name of item: Adar
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 110 Lambert Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Parish: Bathurst
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Bathurst Regional
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
110 Lambert StreetBathurstBathurst RegionalBathurstBathurstPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Constructed in 1908 this house was formerly the house of Alderman on the Bathurst City Council. A classic and elaborate federation cottage, Provides excellent street scape contribution with corner position.
Date significance updated: 19 Feb 07
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Builder/Maker: Edward Abraham Wright
Physical description: Note the number of this house actually addresses William Street (222 William Street). This is a classic and elaborate federation cottage, a large cottage built in 1908, with many of the features of a federation building including a diamond pattern clad asbestos or similar roof, terracotta rich tiles and finials, a roughcast rendered chimney with pottery chimney pots, elaborate stepped out brickwork.
The house itself has walls that are roughcast rendered and a major feature is a corner projection of the verandah addressing the street. The roof features exposed rafters and supported on timber posts with elaborate timber brackets.
The front fence generally matches the house in styling with large timber posts, shaped caps at the top and filled between with two levels of timber pickets.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Very good.
Date condition updated:30 Apr 07
Current use: Printing business
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The house of Edward Wright. Born at Peel, Edward Abraham Wright became a carpenter and master builder. He was responsible for building many of the early 20th Century houses of Bathurst. The house at the corner of William and Lambert Street is a beautiful example. With its diamond pattern roof shingles, terracotta ridge tiles and generous verandahs framed in timber with deep curved brackets and a decorative turret adorning the corner, it exemplifies the style of the day.

For a period Edward was also an Alderman on the Bathurst City Council, and was Mayor of Bathurst in 1914. A very practical man, it was during his office that Bathurst established its first modern sewerage treatment works.

Edward belonged to the Masonic Lodge and was a Grand Master and Inspector of Workings. He was living at 151 Bentinck Home, when he died in 1928 aged 59.

Mr James Braham, a well known school teacher, was a long term occupant of the house. His widow, Honora, according to the electoral roll, was still residing there in 1969 and probably until her death in 1979, (see obituary, Western Advocate, 11 October 1979).

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-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Federation period house.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Formerly the house of Alderman on the Bathurst City Council.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A classic and elaborate federation cottage, Provides excellent street scape contribution with corner position.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
More specific house history would be valuable.
SHR Criteria g)
Excellent example of the period.
Integrity/Intactness: 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 PlanAdar5019 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 Study1990A698Hughes 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
WrittenHickson, Nicholls and Rheinberger2005100 lives of Bathurst

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1080327

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