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Branxton Railway Station group and movable relics

Item details

Name of item: Branxton Railway Station group and movable relics
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -32.6625093969 Long: 151.3463856950
Primary address: Main Northern railway, Branxton, NSW 2335
Local govt. area: Cessnock
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Mindaribba
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1060 DP1210546


The listing boundary is within the rail property boundaries along the tracks including platforms, structures, foundations etc and approximately 30m past each end of the platforms.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Northern railwayBranxtonCessnock  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Branxton features some of the earliest buildings on the northern line. The substantial nature of the buildings reflects the importance once attached to the town and its station. The original station incorporated a rare example of a residence (1 of 5 similar structures in the State). The group exhibits the effects of duplication and the addition of structures from later periods including several additions to the 1862 building during the 1880's and again in 1914 to make a substantial main line railway group.
The group is one of the most interesting and important sites surviving in the State.
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Construction years: 1862-
Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings, HS
up - type 1, brick combination office/residence, 1862 (opening), 1880's, 1915
down - type 11, brick initial island building at duplication,1915
signal box - timber skillion roof with remaining telegraph wires and poles, c 1915
store - timber

platform faces - brick
dock platform
footbridge - steel, c. 1915
jib crane - JC Commenson T431 5 ton (not erected) concrete base only remains
signals - double light colour light (metropolitan style), 1946 replaced c2000 with standard colour light signals

weighing machine - Pooley 5 ton (not existent 2004)

miscellaneous station details - signs, seats, fences including examples from different periods of railway development.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.
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
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.

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


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0109802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5011953

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