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

Statement of significance:

Despite some alteration this remains an interesting local example from the Federation period. It retains its less common symmetrical form and much of its fine and unusual detailing. Enjoys a prominent site overlooking the town.
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Construction years: 1905-
Physical description: Federation house with many unusual features. Weatherboard with iron roof. Symmetrical design with two front gables. Neither gabled section projects. Skillion verandah across whole front. Pressed metal, in brickwork pattern, to basement area below. Excellent doors and windows. Door has topflight, and sidelights in coloured panes. Original main door with glazed panels. Double hung windows on either side, as groups of three. Good joinery. Gables now in fibro sheeting. Verandah partly replaced. Features some interesting latticework. Elevated site with good views to the west.
Modifications and dates: Significant alterations indicated, including partial replacement of verandah elements and fibro sheeting to gables. Capable of reconstruction although it may be difficult to establish what the original looked like.
Further information: Site visit 2009: lattice work removed; extension of roof line at rear to create patio - some clear Colourbond used; window replaced at rear; new roofing and guttering; front essentially intact.
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 d)
[Social significance]
This item is assessed as socially significant locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare 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 2010I15206 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0204Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1110204

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