Cedarville | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Cedarville
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 27 Rayward Road, Dunoon, NSW 2480
Local govt. area: Lismore
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
27 Rayward RoadDunoonLismore  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Notable Federation house, one of the best in the City. Built by a local builder as his own house. Considerable aesthetic interest for its styling, detailing and outstanding landscaped grounds (see landscape listing 30089). Prominent in local views. Associated with the growth of Dunnon village. High local significance.
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Builder/Maker: William George Rutledge
Construction years: 1899-1899
Physical description: Large timber Federation house surrounded by planting, 400m east of Duncan Rd intersection. Complex iron roof with gables on each side. Scalloped barge boards, turned timber finials, and small round louvred vents. Bullnosed verandah returns to west side. Stop chamfered posts with decorative drip moulds, corner brackets and perforated valance. Main entrance door is panelled with sidelights and fanlight. French doors to side verandah. Casement windows. One brick chimney, terracotta chimney pots. Rusticated weatherboards to the main elevations are (painted) teak. Interior lining is cedar. Set in well landscaped grounds. Difficult to see from Rayward Road but prominent in distant views from Ross Road. Item located on level ground, surrounded by garden with original plantings of both native and exotic trees and shrubs south side. Hedging plants border Rayward Road. Tennis court on east side of house. (See listing 30089 for additional landscape information.)
Modifications and dates: Appears to be in good condition and little altered.


Historical notes: Rutledge family arrived Dunoon 1893. John and Sarah Rutledge settled on the land. Three sons each received portion of the selection. William George Rutledge, the first building contractor in Dunoon, built Cedarville as his own house in 1899. He was Secretary of the Farmers and Settlers Association. He was the local Wunderlich agent, and built other buildings in the village of Dunoon. In 1925 sold house to his brother Charles Rutledge, who sold to the present owner in 1944.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture (none)-
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. 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.

Recommended management:

This site should be conserved. A conservation plan should be prepared prior to disturbance. This site should be recorded prior to disturbance.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanLismore LEP 2012i1622 Feb 13   
Local Environmental Plan  08 Jun 01   
Heritage study  01 Oct 95   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Lismore Heritage Study199420107Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM, K Altenburg No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 0REP Review, draft listing form RRHS: Files. Notes by Clive Rutledge, 1990

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1950143

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