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Berrilea

Item details

Name of item: Berrilea
Other name/s: Berrilee, Tabratong
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: -33.2815664755 Long: 149.0900505900
Primary address: 29 Summer Street, Orange, NSW 2800
Parish: Orange
County: Wellington
Local govt. area: Orange
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT100 DP1185280
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
29 Summer StreetOrangeOrangeOrangeWellingtonPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Uniting Church in Australia, TheReligious Organisation17 May 99

Description

Designer/Maker: John Job (J. J.) Copeman
Builder/Maker: J H Gain
Physical description: Site:
Edwardian house with wide wooden vernadahs, external lacework and a large formal garden. Includes stables at rear (now a double garage).

Garden:
The house is set in a peaceful shadowy garden with large trees. Curtilage to be the lot boundary (NTA, 1983).

House:
The house is a particularly fine example of Edwardian architecture with excellent external detailing. Being located in the main street of the town, opposite Cook Park, it is a key domestic architectural element in the townscape of Orange. Its location, landscape setting and high architectural quality indicate its importance (ibid, 1983).

The house was designed by J J Copeman and built by J H Gain in 1902. It is of tuckpointed Flemish bond brick with a hipped slate roof, moulded chimneys and projecting roughcast gable. The verandah to three sides has cast iron corinthian columns and excellent decorative cast iron brackets and valances. It has a straight-pitched iron roof and a gabled portico above the main door. Windows have moulded brackets and there is a rendered string course at sill height. The front door has leadlighting, and three french doors open onto the verandah. Other than a few alterations such as the 1930s bathroom and the fireplaces in the drawing room and dining room, the interior layout and detail remain in sustantially original condition (ibid, 1983).

Stables:
The stables at the rear (now a double garage) are of plain brick like the house with a timber extension at the back. They are in fair condition (ibid, 1983).

Tank stand:
A tankstand on very high piers is attahced to the stables - it is still used in drought (ibid, 1983).

Building Material: Flemish bond brick, tuckpointing, slate roof, cast iron, leadlighting, timber
Modifications and dates: 1983 - Berrilea cottage bequeathed to the Uniting Church. Wontama Village Nursing Home has been operating on parts of hte site since 1967 (CPH, 2012).
Further information: LEP - state significant
Current use: residence
Former use: Aboriginal land, residence

History

Historical notes: The house was designed by J J Copeman and built by J H Gain for Mrs Robert Frost in1902.

Being located in the main street of the town, opposite Cook Park, it is a key domestic architectural element in the townscape of Orange. Its location, landscape setting and high architectural quality indicate its importance

The house was first owned by Robert Frost (a major local brick-maker), and eventually was bought by P C Weston, whose daughter Miss F Weston left it to the church for use in association with the adjacent Wontoma Private Hospital (NTA, 1983). Its bathroom was modified in the 1930s (ibid, 1983).

Miss Weston became a patient in the nursing home in 1980 until her death on 14 December 1981 (CPH, 2012).

In 1983 Berrilea cottage bequeathed to the Uniting Church. The church's Wontama Village Nursing Home has been operating on parts of hte site since 1967 (CPH, 2012). The home (cottage) was initially considered for self-contained flats, but in May 1987 it became the Wontama Day Care Centre and incorporated the administration office. 24 self-contained units called 'Carinya' (Happy home)') were opened in 1991 (ibid, 2012). 1990 plans of the Wontama site show the proposed use of Berrilea as a day therapy centre, a use which did not eventuate at the location of the former stables (ibid, 2012). Another plan from 1990 approved by the Heritage Council was for demolition ofthe former tack room at the north of the stables to construct the Wontama Workshop (ibid, 2012).

Orange City Council listed Berrilea on its Local Environmental Plan in 2011 as an item of state heritage significance (ibid, 2012).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Creating landmark structures and places in urban settings-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Developing suburbia-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Architectural styles and periods - Federation Arts and Crafts-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Landscaping - Federation period-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Landscaping - 20th century interwar-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Landscaping - 20th century post WW2-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Interior design styles and periods - Edwardian-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Designing in an exemplary architectural style-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Ways of life 1900-1950-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Ways of life 1950-2000-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Ornamental Garden-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Living in suburbia-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Valuing women's contributions-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Living in a new house-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Gardening-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with J.J. (John Job) Copeman, architect-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with J.H. Gain, builder-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Robert Frost, brick maker-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with P.C. Weston-

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

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 0036102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0036129 Mar 85 63 
Local Environmental Plan  12 May 00 57 
Potential Heritage ItemH 17 May 02   
Heritage study 317   
National Trust of Australia register NTA (NSW) Country Register462125 Jul 83   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Orange Heritage Study1986317Orange City Council  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenCity Plan Heritage2012Conservation Management Plan - "Berrilea" - Wontama Village Nursing Home, 27 Summer Street, Orange
WrittenR Maroney1998Orange City heritage Trail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5001228
File number: S90/03560 & HC 32994


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