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Rowe Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Rowe Cottage
Other name/s: Mittagong Training School Group; Formerly part of Renwick Institution
Type of item: Built
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
RenwickMittagongWingecarribee  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Rowe Cottage: Renwick Child Welfare Group
Is significant socially and aesthetically within the local community as a purpose-built component of the Renwick Child Welfare Group. Is also significant within the town as a good representative example of an early 20th century residence in the Federation Bungalow style, this significance being enhanced by the intactness of much of the building's original fabric.
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Physical description: A single storey Federation Bungalow with facebrick external walls and cement- tile clad, half-gabled roof. The building features many elements characteristic of its style including:
- an asymmetrical plan,
- a low pitched roof with louvered ventilator to half gable and "bell-cast" change of pitch where it continues over the verandah,
- a "wrap around" verandah to front (north) and part of the side (east) elevations with oversailing rafters, truncated timber posts supported on a masonry balustrade and ornamental timber corner brackets,
- small, protruding gabled roofs - one over the projecting window bay on the east elevation and one marking the centre (and entry point) of the front (north) elevation (gables are clad with timber shingles),
- timber framed casement windows grouped (on the north and east elevations) in a bay window assembly of 3 with ornamental, multipaned fanlights above, and
- a glazed and panelled front door (with side and fanlights) centrally located in the front elevation.
Modifications and dates: Face brickwork extensions on west, southwest and southern elevations. Cement tiles to roof probably not original.
Further information:
Current use: RES Government
Former use: Residential

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 2010I27616 Jun 10   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed1989, Sch.2    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wingecarribee Heritage Study1991WI0276JRC Planning Services  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2680276

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