Courthouse | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Courthouse
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Courthouse
Primary address: Lord Street, Dungog, NSW 2420
Local govt. area: Dungog
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Lord StreetDungogDungog  Primary Address


Physical description: Original building originally L-shape with front projecting out. Attractive Victorian style public building with hipped corrugated iron roof and brick chimneys. Local brick stone sills. Concave verandah on side with thick, stop chamfered posts. No verandah on projecting front façade. Instead has three tall arched windows symmetrically places. This façade dominates. Upper pane mullions follow arched shape. Large carved brackets on eaves soffit. Otherwise detailing is limited. Extended both sides in early 1900’s (about) with further, more recent extension forming north wing.


Historical notes: Court of petty sessions established in 1833. Early court house and lock-p seem to have been located at corner of Dowling and Chapmen Streets. Originally Mounted Police Barracks converted by Government Architect, Mortimer Lewis, in 1849. James Barnet designed by Lt. Lieuward who also designed many Norfolk Island buildings.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Apr 90 462905
Heritage study     

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Database number: 1540033

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