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Item details

Name of item: Ln057 : Bangalore
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 313 Great Western Highway, Lawson, NSW 2783
Local govt. area: Blue Mountains
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
313 Great Western HighwayLawsonBlue Mountains   Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The residence at 313 Great Western Highway demonstrates a typical early twentieth century pattern of development that characterised Lawson and which has now been largely lost along the highway frontage. The building is a good typical example of a simple timber weatherboard cottage that features standard design features such as the return verandah (now enclosed), projecting bay window and generally simple detailing.
The building, in its maintained and pleasant garden setting, makes a contribution to the streetscape and townscape character of Lawson and forms part of a precinct of similar housing at the western end of the town.
Date significance updated: 25 Jul 02
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: The building is a typical Edwardian timber cottage of standard design featuring a projecting front room with a square bay window, simple detailing to timberwork, a return verandah under the main roof (possibly altered) brick chimneys, more recent brick foundation walls, enclosed verandahs, ship-lapped boarding tot eh main facade and lapped boarding to the side facades, the use of small panes of coloured glass in the bay window and terra-cotta chimney pots.
The building is set in a simple garden setting retaining front fence and gates steps and paths.
A dominant meter box has been added to the main facade.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in good condition with new roof and rainwater systems and recent painting.
Date condition updated:25 Jul 02
Modifications and dates: Verandah enclosed and infilled
Rear addition of skillion wing to east side
Garage added 1930
Further information: The building is capable of ongoing use as a residence. The interior was not inspected and there is no indication of its condition.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The property is described in 1919 as the estate of the late JW Eve of Dulwich Hill. From 1923 - 1925 it is recorded in the ownership of Arthur James Holloway and then his wife Mary Ann until 1933 when the place was transferred to Mrs Thura Tranter. It was transferred to Neil Collins a Sydney solicitor in 1939 and again in 1942 to Robert Temple Brown a bank manager.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (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]
The building has some historic significance as a representative building demonstrating the early development of Lawson along the main road.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The cottage has some aesthetic significance for its simple form that typifies residential development throughout the mountains of the Interwar period. It makes a visual contribution to the streetscape as part of a small group of similar houses in the locality.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria f)
SHR Criteria g)
The residence is a good representative example of simple Interwar timber cottage construction that is one of the character elements of the Blue Mountains area.
Integrity/Intactness: The building has a fair level of integrity, the major change being the infilled verandah.
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 PlanLEP2005 Amd1LN05730 Jun 10   
Heritage study LN057   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Technical Audit BM Heritage Register2008LN057Blue Mountains City CouncilCity Planning Branch No
Lawson Township Heritage Project: Section 1 Heritage Assessment and Impact State2002LN057Nicolson, O & P Davies  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1173042

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