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Timber Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Timber Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 129 Hill Street, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Local govt. area: Muswellbrook
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
129 Hill StreetMuswellbrookMuswellbrook  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically, the building is indicative of the spread of Wunderlich's new building materials in the early 20th century, particularly as related to the later Federation bungalow period. Aesthetically, the building is a rare local example of a larger timber dwelling of its period with surviving interior finishes. Scientifically, the building's significance derives from its evidencing the spread of the use of modern 20th century products in domestic buildings in the Upper Hunter.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: Unusual gable to verandah forming double gable with main roof. Circular louvred vents in gables.
Modifications and dates: Architectural Style: Federation Bungalow Construction Year: 1918 Modifications: Removal of interior finishes. New carport.

Further information: Currently undergoing additions and renovations. Painted shingles to driveway gable. Some Wunderlich metal ceilings and wall linings removed.


Historical notes: This building was constructed in the later Federation period and employs materials typical of the period, but also some which are unusual in the area. Past owners include M. Hamilton and M. Hazelwood. Wunderlich metal lining are on some internal walls but the ceiling lining appear to have been removed.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanEJE-1996    
Local Environmental PlanMuswellbrook LEP 2009I9617 Apr 09   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Muswellbrook Heritage Study1996Form date: 11th May 1995EJE  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Muswellbrook Historical Society 1992.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2120120
File number: MUSW/R020

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