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First Bank, (The)

Item details

Name of item: First Bank, (The)
Other name/s: Village Antiques (former); Barn Gallery (former)
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: 12 Jellore Street, Berrima, NSW 2577
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Jellore StreetBerrimaWingecarribee  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The first bank is significant through its associations with the commercial development of Berrima from the early period of settlement when it was Berrima's first bank through to its use by the antique trade. It is now a private residence. It also has aesthetic significance as a good representative example in the context of the Southern Highlands, of an early "Colonial Georgian" style of stone cottage where the original form is relatively intact and much of the exterior original fabric remains. Together with other similar buildings in Berrima, it contributes to the historic character of the town as a whole and to the Jellore Street streetscape in particular.
Date significance updated: 29 Apr 09
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: A single storey ashlar stone cottage in the Colonial Georgian style with a hipped roof. The main roof is continued over the front verandah which is also hip roofed. The two stone chimneys to each of the east and west elevations have simple raised neck moulds. The 2 front windows are 2 x 6 paned double hung sashes and have timber shutters.
Modifications and dates: An upgraded extension (improving on 1974-5 exension of poor quality) to the east side (c. 2000) and significant renovation and extension to the rear of the cottage (2006).
Further information:
Current use: Residential, Commercial
Former use: Commercial


Historical notes: Originally the first bank in Berrima. Possibly the bakery of Dalley and Allen.

The original land (currently nos. 10, 12 and 14 Jellore Street) was purchased by John Keighran of Campelltown in 1834 and 1835. Under the terms of the sale a house was to be erected within 2 years of the 1834 sale. The house would have beeen completed by 1836 as ownership of the land remained with members of Keighran's family until 1882.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Technology-Activities and processes associated with the knowledge or use of mechanical arts and applied sciences (none)-
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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is assessed as historically significant locally.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is assessed as aesthetically significant regionally.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is assessed as socially significant locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally.
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 PlanWLEP 2010I12916 Jun 10   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed  12 Jan 90 007291
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wingecarribee Heritage Study1991WI0129JRC Planning Services  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2680129

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