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Cassilis Police Station and Official Residence

Item details

Name of item: Cassilis Police Station and Official Residence
Other name/s: Cassilis Police Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Staff Accommodation
Primary address: 9-11 Branksome Street, Cassilis, NSW 2329
Local govt. area: Upper Hunter
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
9-11 Branksome StreetCassilisUpper Hunter  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Police ServiceState Government 

Statement of significance:

The Cassilis Police Station & Residence are a pair of striking sandstone buildings, that are important elements in the streetscape of Cassilis, forming the principal civic element in the town. These buildings have a long and continuous association with the provision of Police services in the local area.
Date significance updated: 24 Apr 06
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Designer/Maker: W.L. Vernon, Government Architect
Physical description: Cassilis Police Station & Official Residence are both constructed in sandstone with a corrugated iron roof. The Police Station is part of the Courthouse, with a large gabled bay facing the street, beside a verandah. The adjoining residence is a small stone cottage with a gabled roof, and a low verandah on timber columns with cast iron brackets.
Date condition updated:24 Apr 06
Further information: Materials Exterior: Sandstone, Corrugated Iron Roof
Current use: Police Station & Residence
Former use: Courthouse, Police Station & Residence


Historical notes: The Police Station & Residence were designed by the Government Architect, WL Vernon in 1891.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
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:

Further Investigation needed. Any proposed building works should respect the existing building fabric, including the interior of the building.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 4180127

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