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Makin Cottages

Item details

Name of item: Makin Cottages
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: Stockade Street, Berrima, NSW 2577
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Stockade StreetBerrimaWingecarribee  Primary Address
1 Market Place (rear)BerrimaWingecarribee  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Makin cottages are significant through their associations with one of the early commercial families of Berrima. The buildings are also examples of early semi-detatched dwellings which are uncommon in Berrima.
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Physical description: A single storey hipped roof cottage originally designed as a semidetached pair. Walls are of rubble stone (now painted) and the low central chimney is face brickwork. The skillion roofed front verandah features truncated square timber posts on a painted brickwork balustrade and a (modern) boarded end. The cottage is currently not readily visible from highway, being hidden behind a group of shops.
Modifications and dates: Original semidetached pair of cottages now opened into single dwelling. Weatherboard skillion roofed addition to rear c1980. Boarded partition accross middle of verandah (between occupancies) removed (1975-80).
Further information: Part of Berrima Conservation Study, 1979.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Berrima Conservation Study, 1979:
Built in two parts; Makins lived in eastern section and rented other. Makins
store once selling groceries, drapery and chemist goods was on site of
service station.

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 locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare 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 retain as historic building within Market Place. Continued residential or commercial use.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWLEP 2010I22716 Jun 10   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed  12 Jan 90 007291
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wingecarribee Heritage Study1991WI0227JRC Planning Services  Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2680227

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