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Railway Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Railway Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: Railway Street, Dorrigo, NSW 2453
Local govt. area: Bellingen
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Railway StreetDorrigoBellingen  Primary Address
(adjoining railway station)DorrigoBellingen  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

One of the best local examples of a standard Federation cottage design. This example of note for its continuous verandah and main roof, and its excellent tall chimneys. Essentially intact and prominently sited.
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Description

Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Federation weatherboard cottage. Standard form with L-shaped plan arrangement. Pyramidal corrugated iron roof with gambrel. Continues down over verandah, including return to side. Simple timber posts with brackets. Corrugated iron window hoods. Double hung windows. Tall brick chimneys. Side faces to street. Quite prominent as the only house in this part of the street.
Modifications and dates: Needs paint and maintenance but little altered.
Further information: Site visit 2009:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

History

Historical notes: Styling suggests this building preceded the arrival of the railway. Possibly a farmhouse originally.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
2. Peopling-Peopling the continent Migration-Activities and processes associated with the resettling of people from one place to another (international, interstate, intrastate) and the impacts of such movements (none)-
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)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBLEP 2010I15506 Aug 10   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bellingen Heritage Study1991BG0232Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1110232


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