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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Category: House
Primary address: 32 Ford Street - corner Crown Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454
Local govt. area: Bellingen
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Ford Street - corner Crown StreetBellingenBellingen  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Good local example of a Federation Bungalow. Anticipates the standard Bungalows of the 1920's and 30's. Essentially unaltered except for extension which has interest of its own. Original picket fence of special note.
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Physical description: Federation Bungalow, probably c1915. Weatherboard and fibro. Skillion corrugated iron verandah. Unusual feature is side extension under the continuation of the line of the projecting gable. Appears early but probably not original. Casement windows with hood below gable. Densely planted garden area. Original picket fence with rounded tops.
Modifications and dates: Side extension probably not original but well integrated and long established. Repairs and maintenance needed, including work on fence. Otherwise original.
Further information: Site visit 2009: Original picket fence intact but in disrepair; house in poor condition; front verandah deteriorated; garden overgrown; house in prominent position; not changed since 1992.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Built by EV Bale for D McNally in 1925 (Oral source: Norman Braithwaite, 1990 Heritage Study).

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: This item is assessed as socially significant by association locally.
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 2010I2406 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0164Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Planning Workshop report

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1110164

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