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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 312 Molesworth Street, East Lismore, NSW 2480
Local govt. area: Lismore
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
312 Molesworth StreetEast LismoreLismore  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Notable Federation cottage featuring some outstanding timber decoration. Strong Victorian character derived from steep pitched gable and hood to bay. Rare locally. Essentially unaltered. Local significance.
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Construction years: 1900-1905
Physical description: Early Federation period weatherboard cottage. Standard asymmetrical double-fronted form. Steeply pitched corrugated iron roof. Bullnosed verandah roof. Canted bay window with unusual "ogee" sheet metal roof, double-hung windows, and timber mouldings above and below sashes. French windows to verandah. Timber posts with fretwork brackets and spindle valance. Elaborate fretwork barge boards and collar ties.
Modifications and dates: House now raised. New verandah balustrade. Unsympathetic spiral stairs to main entry.

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 locally. This item is assessed as historically 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 Plan  08 Jun 01   
Local Environmental PlanLismore LEP 2012i2222 Feb 13   
Heritage study  01 Oct 95   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Lismore Heritage Study199420036Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdAW, VM No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1950072

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