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Item details

Name of item: Bank
Other name/s: Cbc Bank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Location: Lat: -34 03 25 Long: 150 42 13
Primary address: 125 Argyle Street, Camden, NSW 2570
Parish: CAMDEN
County: CAMDEN
Local govt. area: Camden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP986203
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
125 Argyle StreetCamdenCamdenCAMDENCAMDENPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

An important and noticeable building in a key position on the corner of Camden's two main streets. Continues to be used for its original purpose and well kept over the years. Representative of a Victorian Italianate building. Part of the John Street Group.
Date significance updated: 11 Oct 02
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Designer/Maker: G.A. Mansfield
Builder/Maker: C. Furner
Construction years: 1877-1878
Physical description: A fine example of the late Victorian Bank buildings to be found in country towns of New South Wales. It is in an Italianate style with a fine stone entrance porch to the main elevation and a cast iron balustraded verandah and balcony to its two storeys. The wisteria vine which climbs over the verandah is considered part of the Bank's aesthetic contribution.
The building has a hipped shingle roof with a tiled ridgecap and painted chimneys. The entrance door is a timber framed glass sliding door with a highlight window. The building has arched two pane double hung windows. There are french doors to the first floor verandah.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in good condition.
Date condition updated:31 May 02
Modifications and dates: The entrance doors have been converted to automatic sliding doors. Airconditioners have been installed. Single storey extension.

In 1972 - 73 Laurie and Heath sympathetically added to the Argyle Street frontage. (National Estate Database)
Current use: Bank
Former use: Bank


Historical notes: It was built in 1877-78 to the design of G.A. Mansfield, who did much of the CBC's architectural work at that time. The contractor was C. Furner of Camden. A one storey extension added 1972-73 by Architects Laurie and Heath, sympathetically following the style and detail of the original building.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: The bank retains good integrity and intactness.
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.

Recommended management:

Conserve and maintain significant fabric.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCamden Local Environmental Plan 2010I1203 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Survey and Report 19th Century Buildings and Sites Camden  Proudfoot, Helen  No
Macarthur Region Heritage Study1986 JRC Planning Services  Yes
Colonial Heritage  Leary, F., & J.  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Management PlanAustralian Heritage Commission National Estate Database

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1280011

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