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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Northcote, Dalmeny Private Hospital
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 44 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454
Local govt. area: Bellingen
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
44 Church StreetBellingenBellingen  Primary Address
South of unmade section of Northcote StreetBellingenBellingen  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a traditional Georgian style, probably built in the Federation period. Recorded for its relative intactness and its semi-rural setting. Quite prominent on the entry to town from Bowraville. More like a farmhouse than a suburban dwelling. One of Bellingen's older homes.
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Builder/Maker: R Burns?
Physical description: Traditional Georgian style house with a rear wing. All hipped iron roof with encircling skillion verandah. Fibro balustrade and decorative timber brackets. Centrally placed main door with French doors either side. Front garden area enclosed by white painted post and rail fence. Building enjoys a semi-rural setting close to a small creek. Quite prominent on views on the entry to Bellingen from Bowraville, particularly the dominant roof.
Modifications and dates: Partial verandah enclosures the only significant alteration. Roofing probably replaced in relatively recent years.
Further information: Site visit 2009: Unchanged since 1992; all original fabric
Current use: Residential
Former use: Hospital


Historical notes: Possibly this was the house built by R Burns in 1907 (also recorded as builder of No's 83, 87-89 Hyde Street). Served as Dalmeny Private Hospital 1910-1913 under Nurse Lewis, Former Matron. Oral Sources: Mr N Braithwaite 1990 SHI

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 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 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 2010I1106 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0161Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1110161

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