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Stables

Item details

Name of item: Stables
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Farming and Grazing
Category: Stables
Location: Lat: 33o 25.973'S Long: 149o 33.375'E
Primary address: Research Drive, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Parish: Bathurst
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Bathurst Regional
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT:186, 187, 192 / DP750357
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Research DriveBathurstBathurst RegionalBathurstBathurstPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Department of Primary IndustriesState Government 

Statement of significance:

Excellent example of stable architecture of the period with two stalls retaining original oak woodwork.
Designed by Walter L Vernon.
(see notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst)
Date significance updated: 15 Mar 02
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Description

Designer/Maker: Walter L. Vernon
Construction years: 1899-1899
Physical description: A brick structure with iron roof, featuring a timber lantern tower in the main gable. Two stalls remain in original form, featuring oak woodwork and 300-450mm timber cobbles.
Date condition updated:30 Aug 00
Modifications and dates: Wire mesh gates added and a meal room established internally in 1976
Current use: Storage Area
Former use: Stables

History

Historical notes: See notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst - Item 3040004

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture (none)-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Pastoralism-Activities associated with the breeding, raising, processing and distribution of livestock for human use (none)-
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)-
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The Stables is one of the farm buildings characteristic of turn of the century farming in tablelands NSW, now widely lost or endangered as a consequence of the different needs of modern agriculture. It is largely unaltered and contributes to the intact part of one of the departmental experiment farms of the 1890s (Hawkesbury and Wagga were two of the others) which made major contributions to the development and introduction of new technologies into NSW agriculture.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
See notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst - Item 3040004
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
See notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst - Item 3040004
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
See notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst - Item 3040004
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
See notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst - Item 3040004
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
See notes for Agricultural Research & Advisory Station Bathurst - Item 3040004
Integrity/Intactness: The stables retains much of its original fabric.
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:

Continue routine maintenance

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage registerDepartment of Agriculture    

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Section 170 Register Study2002 Department of Agriculture  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenI. Bowie, R McLachlan, Y. Chenery, R. Menzies, J. Betts1995Celebrating 100 Harvests - A Centenary History of the Bathurst Agricultural Research Station, 1895 - 1995

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 3040007


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