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Edwardian House

Item details

Name of item: Edwardian House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 19 Bishop Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Parish: Dubbo
County: Lincoln
Local govt. area: Dubbo
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
19 Bishop StreetDubboDubboDubboLincolnPrimary Address
Gipps StreetDubboDubbo  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding example of a local Edwardian house. It has the traditional L-shaped form, but with more decorative elements than is the rule for Dubbo. The timber gable decoration is exceptional. At the same time the house incorporates a distinctly local verandah. The roof continues with the main roof, at slightly lesser pitch. The most notable feature however is the extension of the verandah around the western side. This is an early example of a return to the traditional local verandah, contrary to the architectural trend of the times.
Date significance updated: 20 Dec 99
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Physical description: Attractive Edwardian house on an important corner site. Well maintained and virtually intact. L-shaped plan with verandah continuing around to west side. Red brick with tuckpointing (now in need of attention). Interesting timber decoration projects out from roughcast gable. Stop chamfered verandah posts with attractively shaped brackets. Narrow vertical double hung windows with rendered sills. Specially shaped brick used on chimney detailing and below gable. Outstanding building, more decorative than other local buildings of this period, and makes special streetscape contribution. Could be further improved by period fencing.
Date condition updated:03 Dec 99
Further information: Positive street contribution.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Positive contribution to street context. Outstanding example of a local Edwardian house. It has the traditional L-shaped form, but with more decorative elements than is the rule for Dubbo.
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 PlanNo 19 Bishop Street. 17 Mar 00   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Dubbo Heritage Study1986 Perumal, Wrathall & Murphy P/L  Yes

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Database number: 1520247

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