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Junee Court House

Item details

Name of item: Junee Court House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Courthouse
Primary address: 1 Belmore Street, Junee, NSW 2663
Parish: South Junee
County: Clarendon
Local govt. area: Junee
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
     
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Belmore StreetJuneeJuneeSouth JuneeClarendonPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This item is of significance due to its historical background and continuing role as courthouse and for its aesthetic qualities. Also refer to Register of the National Estate.
Date significance updated: 20 Jan 06
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Description

Designer/Maker: James Barnett (Government Architect)
Builder/Maker: George Dobbyns (Mayor of Junee)
Construction years: 1890-1890
Physical description: Brick Court House and adjoining office wing in red brick laid in english bond with tuck pointed lower levels. The building has a gabled roof clad with corrugated iron, moulded chimneys and timber verandah at either side with decorative brackets to posts. Good heritage colour scheme.
Also refer to description from the Register of the National Estate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Very high architectural quality.
Date condition updated:03 Jun 99
Modifications and dates: Ramped entry to Court Office from verandah.
Metal (weld mesh) front fence.
Further information: Important contribution to streetscape impact.
Current use: Courthouse
Former use: Courthouse

History

Historical notes: The Courthouse was designed by James Barnett (Government Architect), constructed in 1890, its association with law and its continual operation as a courthouse for over a century.
Also refer to description from the Register of the National Estate.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This building has historical significance due to its association with law and its continual operation as a courthouse for over a century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This building has aesthetic significance due to its form and location of offices to courtroom. The red brick building is constructed in english bond with headers every second course and tuck pointing to flat arches at window and door heads. Decorative rainwater heads and outlets from gutters and chimneys are prominent. Posted verandah with decorative cast iron brackets links offices to courtroom.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Also refer to description from the Register of the National Estate.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Also refer to description from the Register of the National Estate.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Also refer to description from the Register of the National Estate.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Typical 19th century Courthouse
Integrity/Intactness: High
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:

Replacement of front metal fence in approppriate heritage style. Remove large tea trees and renew landscaping. Minor repairs to paintwork 2-5 years from 2004.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanJunee Court House199218 Dec 92 1468874
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenRegister of the National Estate.  

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1840077


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