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Berrima House

Item details

Name of item: Berrima House
Other name/s: Berrima House, 8 Jellore St, Lot 4, Section 5
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: 19 Jellore Street, Berrima, NSW 2577
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
19 Jellore StreetBerrimaWingecarribee  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Berrima House is significant through associations with the local community of Berrima and as an early representative of the development of the town generally and its more substantial residences inparticular. A building valued by the local community as one of the earliest substantial residences in Berrima and still retaining in its overall form and some original detailing characteristic of Colonial-Georgian townhouses. Is also part of a group of residences in Berrima of Georgian-Colonial style built during the early years of settlement of the town. Significance is compromised by loss of original fabric (windows and front door etc.)
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Construction years: 1835-
Physical description: A two-storey random coursed stone building (rendered under verandah on ground floor and marked out in stone work joints). Single storey verandah to front elevation with timber posts, scalloped valance and flagged sandstone floor.
Windows have stone lintels and sills. All original sashes and front door have been replaced. Hipped roof with boxed eaves and cedar board lining. The house is set among large deciduous trees and has a fine hedge across the street frontage.
Modifications and dates: The verandah has possibly been replaced and the original outbuildings removed.
Further information: Part of Berrima Conservation Study, 1979.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Reputed to be the first stone house built in Berrima. Wooden settee on the
verandah of Berrima House is noteworthy as the resting place of Ben Hall who
reputedly slept there in 1864.

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is assessed as historically significant locally.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is assessed as socially significant locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as socially rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically 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:

Berrima Conservation Study, 1979: Recommend continued residential use.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWLEP 2010I13116 Jun 10   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed  12 Jan 90 007291
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wingecarribee Heritage Study1991WI0131JRC Planning Services  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGlover, B1984"Berrima"

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2680131

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