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"Onohan", House

Item details

Name of item: "Onohan", House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Perry Street, Mudgee, NSW 2850
Parish: Mudgee
County: Wellington
Local govt. area: Mid-Western Regional
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT71 DP1129312
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Perry StreetMudgeeMid-Western RegionalMudgeeWellingtonPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This fine timber weatherboard house was built for a pianoforte tuner Mr. Frederick Blackburn in c. 1905. It was probably architect designed as this house is both unusual in style and has a high degree of fine timber detailing.
It has a hipped roof with Dutch gables, plus lower gables that project out with bay windows beneath. The gables are finished in rough cast render with timber strapping. The separately supported front and side verandah has a bull nosed iron roof supported on timber posts with stopped chamfers. A frieze of carved spindles and deep fretwork brackets add further decoration. Some original chimneys are retained. The windows are generally double hung with single glazing to each sash.
It contributes well to the stock of Mudgee’s heritage houses.(Ref Snapshots MWRC)
Date significance updated: 31 Dec 19
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Physical description: Fine gabled timber (horizontal boarding) house of Edwardian period with gabled front end and abutting verandah returned on north side. Sloping bull nose corrugated iron verandah roof supported on stop chamfered timber posts decorated with fretwork brackets and spindle valance. Bay projection on front end with rough cast and timber panel gable end. Double hung sash windows and timber entrance door with leadlight coloured glass panel.
Modifications and dates: High fence - Sympathetic.
Cast iron verandah balustrade and gate - Inappropriate.
Further information: Rare fine timber house revealing confidence of the 1900 owners.
Integrity: Good. Condition: Good. Conservation Area.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMid-Western Regional LEP 2012I17610 Aug 12   
Heritage study     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenHughes Trueman Ludlow1985Mudgee Heritage Study

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2070176

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