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School of Arts

Item details

Name of item: School of Arts
Other name/s: Rooty hill School of Arts
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Community Facilities
Category: Hall Public
Primary address: 32 Rooty Hill Road South, Rooty Hill, NSW 2766
Parish: Rooty Hill
Local govt. area: Blacktown
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Rooty Hill Road SouthRooty HillBlacktownRooty Hill Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The School of Arts buidling has historic significance as a building lobbied for and built by local residence to provide for community needs in the late 19th Century.The School of Arts has Social significance in connection with local Benfactors the Angus Family, owners and developers of the Minchinbury winery.
Date significance updated: 17 Dec 15
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Description

Construction years: 1902-1903
Physical description: A single storey brick building with classical detailing on the frontage including pilasters, parapet, cornice and gabled section over the front entrance.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:17 Dec 15
Current use: Community Hall
Former use: Community Hall

History

Historical notes: Rooty Hill School of Arts was built by the residents for community activities and was completed in 1903. The foundation stone was laid by Miss Angus of Minchinbury. The building was used for the first meeting of Blacktown Council in 1906.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The School of Arts buidling has historic significance as a building lobbied for and built by local residence to provide for community needs in the late 19th Century.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The School of Arts has Social significance in connection with local Benfactors the Angus Family, owners and developers of the Minchinbury winery.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The School of arts has aesthetic signficiance as an example of a federation school of Arts
Integrity/Intactness: good
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 PlanAmend No 143 12 Apr 02 722262
Local Environmental Plan 20107 Jul 15 430 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Blacktown Heritage Study1988 Jonathan Falk Planning Consultants in association with Rodney Jensen and Assoc.s  No
In House Heritage Items Review2009 Margaret Fallon  Yes

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: 1140117


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