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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: 12 Northcote Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454
Local govt. area: Bellingen
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Northcote StreetBellingenBellingen  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding Federation house, built with No 14 as a pair. Rare locally for its brick construction and rare generally for the bricks being of cement. A fine example of the work of local builder George Moore. Individually styled but true to period for its complexity of form and fine timber decoration. The exception locally for the same characteristics. Survives essentially unaltered. Makes an impressive contribution to the streetscape together with No 14.
Date significance updated: 08 Feb 13
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Builder/Maker: George Moore
Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Federation house built of cement bricks. Forms a matching pair with No 14. Symmetrical design on a rectangular plan. Roof consists of two gabled halves. Skillion verandah returns to sides. Outstanding entry feature with lattice gablet over. Flat chamfered verandah posts with slatted balustrade. Intricate timber decoration to barge boards, gablet and verandah brackets. Spaced boards to main gables. Cement rendered basement on sloping site. Sash windows with three upper and two lower panes. Topflight to main door. All timber painted white.
Modifications and dates: Garage built into side of verandah. Reasonably unobtrusive. Finial lost to one of gables. Otherwise unaltered.
Further information: Site visit 2009: well hedged; doors and windows seem to be intact; relatively unchanged since 1992
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Houses built by local builder George Moore in 1910, using surplus cement bricks he had specially made for the Bellingen Court House.

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 regionally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare regionally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: This item is assessed as historically 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 2010I6606 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0183Perumal 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: 1110183

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