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Police House and Doctor's Residence (former)

Item details

Name of item: Police House and Doctor's Residence (former)
Other name/s: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 47 Corkhill Drive, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
Local govt. area: Eurobodalla
Hectares (approx): 0.5107
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
47 Corkhill DriveCentral TilbaEurobodalla  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically significant for its construction by SW Bate, and use as a residence by the doctor and subsequently by the police. Additional doors to the front verandah are presumably associated with use by the doctor and police (or both) and likely to be significant for those associations. The majority of the lot was also used as agistment for the police horse. Form, detail and material generally date to the construction phase and the building is therefore important for its contribution the Central Tilba streetscape.
Date significance updated: 16 May 17
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Physical description: Weatherboard structure with twin gables facing street, with small skillion verandah between. Some multi-paned timber windows and doors survive from the earlier phase, although some have been replaced by aluminium framed windows. There is an unusual arrangment of doors onto the front verandah suggesting one or two were retrofitted to adapt the building to one of its previous uses. Some timber Federation style infill to gables integrated with small finial.


Historical notes: Originally built as a doctor's residence by SW Bate in 1912. It served as a police residence from 1918 until 1942. A former lock-up at the rear survived until about 1990. The lock up had been moved from its original location behind the shop at 1 Bate Street. The building is being restored in 2010/2011


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Rural Local Environmental Plan 1987 26 Nov 04 No.1878706
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012I6320 Jul 12 No.783419

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Tilba Conservation Area Heritage and Streetscape Study1992 Peter Freeman and Partners  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1550272
File number: 02.6703.B

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