Trevallyn | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Trevallyn
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 69 Cathcart Street, Girards Hill, NSW 2480
Local govt. area: Lismore
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
69 Cathcart StreetGirards HillLismore  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding Federation house. Built by distinguished local architect, FJ Board, as his own house. Delicate expressive timberwork is characteristic of his designs. Recently restored and essentially unaltered. One of the best old homes in the Girards Hill conservation area (see listing 40009). Regional significance.
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Designer/Maker: FJ Board
Construction years: 1904-1904
Physical description: Single storey weatherboard house. Complex corrugated iron roof. Pair of central gablets. Tower and front-facing gables are half timbered. Verandah on two sides with skillion roof. It has a elaborate scalloped valance with spindles, turned timber posts, and an elaborate balustrade with turned balusters. Bracketed hood to front facing gable. French doors. Front door with top light and side lights. Casement windows with moulded undersills.(For landscape information see listing 30143.)
Modifications and dates: Rear addition. Alterations to garden (see accompanying landscape form). Land subdivided at the rear.


Historical notes: Built c1904, by FJ Board, around the time he was married. It was his own house and later occupied by his son, Douglas Board. Originally the house occupied a larger block which included a tennis court.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
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 PlanSchedule 2 08 Jun 01   
Local Environmental PlanLismore LEP 2012i3122 Feb 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study  01 Oct 95   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Lismore Heritage Study199420030Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdAW, VM No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGray P0"The Work of Frederick Johnson Board", University of Queensland, unpublished thesis, 1991

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1950066

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