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Coronation Street Streetscape Group

Item details

Name of item: Coronation Street Streetscape Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 5, 6, 8, 10, 11-20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 and 34 Coronation Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454
Local govt. area: Bellingen
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5, 6, 8, 10, 11-20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 and 34 Coronation StreetBellingenBellingen  Primary Address
Both sides of street included, between Oak and BriBellingenBellingen  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Good grouping with a concentration of older style houses. Fine examples representing a range of periods and styles. Unified by the consistency of iron roofs and weatherboard construction, as well as landscaping. The openness of the street and its elevation brings the rural landscape into the street. The grouping is a natural extension of the existing central conservation area.
No. 6: Good example of the persistence of the traditional Georgian form. Inter-War examples often featured a large span low pitched roof, as here. Building is essentially intact. Part of the Coronation Street group.
No. 14: Rare local example of a Late Victorian style, exhibiting Gothic and Italianate influences. Probably the most elaborately decorated house in the Shire. Timberwork and iron lace are outstanding. Essentially unaltered. Part of a fine group of older style houses.
No. 20: Outstanding local Federation house. Distinguished by its fence, the only example of its type in the Shire. Features some fine detailing, and bay below verandah is also unusual. Not significantly altered and part of a good group of older houses.
No. 22: Good example of a typical local cottage. Traditional Georgian design which remained popular in country areas for over 100 years. This example has considerable character and is essentially unaltered. Age difficult to estimate but appears quite early, probably 1890's. Part of a fine grouping of older houses, of different periods and styles.
No. 34: Outstanding local example of the Federation style. Somewhat compromised by addition but otherwise unaltered. Many highly individual features and a higher standard of decorative timberwork than is the norm locally. Prominent on its corner site with attractively planted grounds. Part of the Coronation Street group.
Date significance updated: 21 Oct 13
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Physical description: A street characterised by a high proportion of good examples of different styles and periods. The best are No's 6, 14, 20, 22 and 34, all separately recorded as individual items. Other older houses include No's 12, 18, 28, 32, 17 and 19. Most are on the south side of the street. The north side is mostly open. The street is elevated above the Dorrigo Road at the town entry. This affords excellent views towards the river, no doubt accounting for the historic concentration of quality homes. Despite the differences in forms, styles, fencing, setbacks, and the intrusion of unsympathetic alterations and modern elements, the streetscape is unified by landscaping and materials. Most buildings old and new are of painted timber with unpainted galvanised iron roofs. Repetition of traditional elements such as gables and verandahs reinforces unity.
No. 6: Traditionally styled 1920's house. One in a row of older houses. Set much further back than its neighbours. Weatherboard and fibro. Square plan with verandah on three sides. Large iron roof is the dominant feature. Hipped form, continuing down over verandah, with ventilated gambrels to main ridge. Timber verandah posts with brackets and slatted balustrade. Raised foundations with steps up to verandah.
No. 14: Late nineteenth century design exhibiting Gothic and Italianate influences. Weatherboard with iron roof. L-shaped plan arrangement with verandah returning to side. Semi-octagonal bay to gabled projection. Has its own roof, filling steep pitched gable behind. Outstanding ornamentation. Flat cast iron verandah columns with lace brackets and fringe. Excellent timber decoration to frieze and bay. Original doors and windows. Main door has side panels and lights. Attractively planted garden area.
No. 20: Good Federation weatherboard house. L-shaped plan with gabled extension to the rear. Main roof continues down over verandah, which returns to the side. Rectangular bay below front gable and beside main door. Fine timber decoration to gable, including louvered vents. Casement windows with coloured upper panes. Window hood to bay below gable. Brick fence with decorative iron work is a dominant feature. Brick chimney very similar to fence piers. Terracotta chimney pots. Well planted garden.
No. 22: Traditional weatherboard cottage. Symmetrical Georgian form. Hipped iron roof. Bull nosed verandah returns to eastern side. Built right to the street. Latticework to corner of verandah. Lean to garage on western side. Brick chimney. Good front planting despite proximity to the street. Verandah partly covered on vines.
No. 34: Weatherboard Federation house on corner site. Complex roof form. Outstanding feature is gabled projection and rectangular bay below. Bull nosed verandahs on both street elevations, on either side of projection. Reasonably sympathetic side extension with verandah continued across. Bay has its own unusual window hood. Casement windows below extend right around bay, each with its own topflight. Cusped barge boards and louvered vent to gable. Timberwork and joinery is generally excellent. White picket fence and well planted garden area.
Modifications and dates: Alterations to individually recorded buildings are recorded separately. Older buildings like No's 12 and 18 have the potential for upgrading through reconstruction. No 12 is a standard Federation type which has been reclad. It has also suffered a major window alteration. No 18 is a standard Bungalow which has had its verandah enclosed. Most other older houses have been more substantially altered. No 28 is a traditional Georgian style which survives relatively intact.
No. 6: Exterior is essentially unaltered though some fabric has probably been replaced.
No. 14: Hardly altered. Metal window hood is probably not original but has some interest of its own.
No. 20: Latticework to verandah removed since 1984 survey and some fabric renewed. Bricks painted. Former tasselated tile path replaced. Otherwise appears unaltered.
No. 22: New roof, repairs and repainting undertaken 2010-2014 with funding from Council Heritage Program. Essentially unaltered.
No. 34: Major extension to one side. Reasonably sympathetic. Some replacement of fabric. Otherwise little altered.
Further information: Site inspected 2009
Units at No. 4 were constructed in 1980s and replicate features of original house adjoining at No. 6 (formerly No. 4 prior to subdivision).
No 14: Metal hood around window bay removed; new roofing and guttering; side door near rear of house replaced, unsympathetic; small studio to rear of house replaced, in keeping with rest of house; garden overgrown, obscures house; all detailing and rest of doors and windows retained.
No 20: Unchanged, redecking in parts; could not access rear
No 22: Could not access rear; new front door, unsympathetic; windows, doors and window hoods intact; overgrown garden area; unchanged since 1992.
No 34: Relatively untouched since 1992. Lattice and decorative woodwork from eaves at front of side verandah removed; new roofing; property in excellent condition.
No's 12, 18, 22 & 28 have been sympathetically restored since 2009 and further contribute to the character significance of the street.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: No.6: Built by C Hayes for AM Raymond, 1928
No.14: Built 1905 by A Sawtell for AD Kenny, of the Grafton-Bellingen Coach Service. Previously attributed to George Moore and his son Syd
No.20: Built by R Burns for EJ Raymond c1914 (Burns also built No.83,87 & 89 Hyde Street, source: Main Street Study, BSC)
No.22: Built by J Winter and J Donnelly for J Jordan, 1906
No.34: Built by F McCristal, c1920

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Technology-Activities and processes associated with the knowledge or use of mechanical arts and applied sciences (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is assessed as historically significant locally.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
This item is assessed as historically significant by association.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is assessed as aesthetically significant locally.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is assessed as socially significant locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely intact/high integrity
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 PlanBLEP 2010I1406 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0153, BG0154, BG0155, BG0156, BG0157, BG0158Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  No

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Database number: 1110153

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