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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: 17 Myrtle Street, Dorrigo, NSW 2453
Local govt. area: Bellingen
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17 Myrtle StreetDorrigoBellingen  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

One of Dorrigo's better older houses. Despite some loss and replacement of original fabric this remains a fine local example of an Inter-War Bungalow. Transitional features, such as the diagonal plan, relate back to the Federation period. The unusual concrete fence is significant on its own. An early innovative use of concrete with an aesthetically pleasing result.
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Construction years: 1920-
Physical description: Large Bungalow, c1920. Fibro and weatherboard construction with corrugated iron roof. Double gable with larger gable spanning whole front. Diagonal plan arrangement with gable to side as well. Skillion verandah returns to side. It also continues across gabled projections to form window hoods. Brick and roughcast verandah piers with paired timber posts. Now has picketed balustrade between piers. Windows to projections have sidelights. Unusual concrete fence of special note. Neighbour has same fence.
Modifications and dates: Some evidence of reconstruction, so hard to say how true to original. Most work is sympathetic however, if not authentic. Brickwork to verandah piers is painted. Picketed balustrade is a recent embellishment. Minor alterations to windows and doors, including security screens. New carport is reasonably unobtrusive.
Further information: Site visit 2009: essentially unaltered since 1992; extension at rear appears relatively old; well planted garden with planted screening vine across front.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

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 f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally.
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 2010I15106 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0202Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1110202

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