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Carriageway, The

Item details

Name of item: Carriageway, The
Other name/s: The Carriageway
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Town House
Location: Lat: -36.0827958531 Long: 146.9173743730
Primary address: 506-508 Smollet Street, Albury, NSW 2640
Parish: Albury
County: Goulburn
Local govt. area: Albury City
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Albury And District
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT2 DP208550
   SP40254
LOT1 SP40254
LOT2 SP40254
LOT3 SP40254
LOT4 SP40254
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
506-508 Smollet StreetAlburyAlbury CityAlburyGoulburnPrimary Address
506-508 Smollett StreetAlburyAlbury CityAlburyGoulburnAlternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
D+K Investments Pty LtdPrivate31 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

The Carriageway is believed to have been built circa 1860, during Albury’s boom period. It is a mid Victorian residential building consisting of a pair of substantial two-storey town-houses of brick construction and terrace form with a central carriageway. It is one of the oldest mid Victorian residential buildings remaining in Albury and its is a an unusual and elaborate example of its type. Its architectural form and detail is distinctive and inventive. It is a rare example of compact urban housing from the 19th century surviving in a distant inland town, and makes a most distinctive contribution to the rich townscape of Albury. (Branch Managers Report to the Heritage Council 25 July 1980)
Date significance updated: 03 Oct 00
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Description

Physical description: The Carriageway is a mid Victorian residential building. It consists of a pair of substantial two-storey town-houses of brick construction and terrace form with a central carriageway. The building is unusual in its roof form, the elevation to Smollet Street being comprise of four equal jerkinhead gables. Other distinguishing features include stuccoes decorations such as quoinstones, gable plaques and elaborate window and door surrounds. The full length semi-cantilevered balcony features exceptionally rich balustrade and valence panels and has an elaborate iron palisade front fence. (Branch Managers Report to the Heritage Council 25 July 1980)

Their is a rear service wing that encloses a courtyard.
Modifications and dates: 1985 - modifications involving internal conversion into 2 suites of offices downstairs and two separate apartments upstairs, together with restoration work to interior and exterior and construction of independent staircases at the rear to the upstairs apartments.

1991 - building subdivided into 4 strata titles (no change to fabric)

History

Historical notes: The Carriageway is believed to have been built circa 1860, during Albury’s boom period as a border post and steamer port and has been used as an inn or hostel, as well as a private residence later.

In October 1978 the Heritage Council received a request from the National Trust of Australia (NSW) for protection under the Heritage Act for The Carriageway. At that time the National Trust and the Albury Historical Society was concerned for the future of The Carriageway as it was being offered for sale by auction and its future was insecure through change of ownership.

A section 130 Order under the Heritage Act was placed over The Carriageway on 10 November 1978.

The Carriageway went to auction but was passed in at $50,000 and subsequently purchased by a local medical practitioner. The building was then offered for lease as commercial premises. On 6 September 1979 the Heritage Council resolved to recommend an Interim Heritage Order to the Minister in view of the threat of redevelopment to render the building suitable for commercial use.

An Interim Heritage Order was placed over the property on 26 October 1979.

In view of the buildings architectural merit and significance a Permanent Conservation Order was placed over the property on 10 April 1981

It was transferred to the State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. 20th century immigrants-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The Carriageway is believed to have been built circa 1860, during Albury’s boom period. It is one of the oldest mid Victorian residential buildings remaining in Albury. (Branch Managers Report to the Heritage Council 25 July 1980)
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The Carriageway is a an unusual and elaborate example of its type. Its architectural form and detail is distinctive and inventive. It is a rare example of compact urban housing from the 19th century surviving in a distant inland town, and makes a most distinctive contribution to the rich townscape of Albury. It is a mid Victorian residential building consisting of a pair of substantial two-storey town-houses of brick construction and terrace form with a central carriageway. (Branch Managers Report to the Heritage Council 25 July 1980)
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.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0004002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0004010 Apr 81 542108
Local Environmental Plan  28 Jul 00 97 

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1980Branch Managers Report to the Heritage Council 25 July 1980

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5000979
File number: S90/06201/1


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