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Suttor Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Suttor Cottage
Other name/s: Renwick; Formerly part of Renwick Institution
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: Bong Bong Road, Mittagong, NSW 2575
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Bong Bong RoadMittagongWingecarribee  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Suttor House: Renwick Child Welfare Group
Is significant socially and aesthetically within the local community as an early purpose-built component of the Renwick Child Welfare Group. Is also significant within the town as a representative example of an early 20th century Federation Bungalow residence, this significance due in large measure to the intact original form and detail of the main elevations but comprimised somewhat by the size of subsequent additions.
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Physical description: A single storey Federation Bungalow with face brickwork external walls and a corrugated steel clad, half-gabled roof. The building's major features include:
- a low pitched roof continuing over the wrap-around verandah to the west (front) and part of the north and south (side) elevations,
- gabled roofed bays at the termination of the side verandahs with projecting, timber framed bay windows,
- timber columns and elongated corner brackets to the verandah,
- assemblies of casement windows (to front elevation and projecting side bays) with small square panes at top and bottom of sashes and 4-pane fanlights above, and
- a centrally located front door with side and fanlights.
Modifications and dates: Large 1.5 storey extension to rear (E) matching general form and detail of original. New verandah added to east elevation of original wing.
Further information:
Current use: GOV Educational
Former use: Government


Historical notes: Site of original Renwick Cottage (now demolished) was adjacent to Suttor

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups (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 locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare statewide.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWLEP 2010I19416 Jun 10   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed1989, Sch.2    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wingecarribee Heritage Study1991WI0194JRC Planning Services  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2680194

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