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

Statement of significance:

Good example of a traditional style house, built in the Federation period. Would appear to be one of the town's older surviving houses. A typical local house for the period. Appears to retain most original fabric essentially intact. Set to advantage on prominent site with attractive garden area and large trees. One of the town's few surviving houses of any note.
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Physical description: Traditional weatherboard house, probably c1900. Symmetrical design with gambrelled iron roof and hipped bull nosed verandah. Carved and fretted brackets. Simple timber balustrade. Double hung windows. Brick chimney. On elevated site, enjoying good views over town. Front basement area created by slope of land. Well planted garden area with large trees in background.
Modifications and dates: Verandah ends enclosed but not unsympathetic. No alterations apparent otherwise. Fabric appears all original.
Further information: Listing includes garden area and large trees.
Site visit 2009: Untouched. In disrepair, but all original fabric. Some new guttering; old extension at rear following extended roof line.
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 historically 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 2010I16006 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0208Perumal 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: 1110208

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