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Maitland Town Hall and adjacent office building and supper room

Item details

Name of item: Maitland Town Hall and adjacent office building and supper room
Other name/s: Town, Shire Or District Hall
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Community Facilities
Category: Hall Town Hall
Primary address: 279-287 High Street, Maitland, NSW 2320
Parish: Maitland
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Maitland
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
279-287 High StreetMaitlandMaitlandMaitlandNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Historical: Association with Maitland's pre-eminent role as a City (gazetted 1835) and municipality from 1863 - seat of Local Government. Social: Ongoing focus for community activities and meetings and symbol of representative local government. Aesthetic: Good example of Victorian civic architecture in Classical style. Important landmark in High Street and contributor to unique townscape of central Maitland.
Date significance updated: 12 Jun 98
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Description

Physical description: Style: Victorian Classical. Exterior: Rendered Masonry. Impressive presentation to street. Symmetrical facade with central tower. Elaborate Classical detail in corinthian pilasters, string courses and pediments - corinthian columns support pediments over ground floor windows, carved pediments to upper floor window.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Association with Maitland's pre-eminent role as a city (gazetted 1835) and municipality from 1863 - seat of local government.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Good example of Victorian civic architecture in Classical style. Important landmark in High Street and contributor to unique townscape of central Maitland
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Ongoing focus for community activities, meetings and symbol of representative local government.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item has rarity value.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item has representative value.
Integrity/Intactness: This item has integrity value.
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental Plan  03 Nov 89 1079343
Local Environmental Plan I15616 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan 199303 Sep 93 0985526
Heritage study 1994 10149

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Maitland Heritage Survey Review19940149Brian McDonald & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2000200
File number: HC 32529, S90/07095


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