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Nurses Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Nurses Cottage
Other name/s: Rose Cottage
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: 5 Market Place, Berrima, NSW 2577
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5 Market PlaceBerrimaWingecarribee  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The former Nurse's Cottage is significant to the local community as part of the early housing stock of the town and as a site associated with the Magistrate's House adjacent. Is also a typical representative - in its overall form and what remains of its original detail - of the many small 19th century weatherboard cottages in Berrima. The cottage is also part of the Market Place precinct and Magistrate's House/ White Horse Inn group of buildings.
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Construction years: 1890-
Physical description: A small single storey weatherboard cottage with a gabled roof continued as a skillion over the front verandah. Verandah features square timber posts and scalloped boarding to ends (probably later fabric). Main gables have small louvered vents with pointed heads. Windows to front elevation are 2 x 6 pane sashes.
Modifications and dates: Various including replacement of timber verandah components.
Further information: Part of Berrima Conservation Study, 1979.
Current use: Commercial
Former use: Commercial


Historical notes: Built as nurses' quarters for Magistrate's House occupants. Also used as Baby
Health Care and now as a shop for gifts and collectibles.

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)-

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 d)
[Social significance]
This item is assessed as socially significant locally.
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.

Recommended management:

Berrima Conservation Study, 1979: Recommend retain as part of Magistrate's home/ White Horse Inn grouping and as part of Market Place historic precinct.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWLEP 2010I22816 Jun 10   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed  12 Jan 90 007291
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wingecarribee Heritage Study1991WI0228JRC Planning Services  Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2680228

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