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Carcoar Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Carcoar Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway
Location: Lat: -33.6123120603 Long: 149.1370074030
Primary address: Blayney-Harden railway, Carcoar, NSW 2791
Local govt. area: Blayney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange


The classification boundary of the station complex is the cutting facing the platform, the rear fence of the yard and top of the embankment to the rear of the station and the full extent of the yard both towards Blayney and Cowra.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Blayney-Harden railwayCarcoarBlayney  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government22 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

The line to Carcoar was completed in 1888 when the station building and residence were erected. They retain their built form with only minor alterations and removal of fabric. The position of the station on the side of the hill overlooking the town gives it a high prominence and visual importance in this historic town and landscape of the area. It also demonstrates the technical achievement of railway construction in difficult locations with the use of cuttings and fill to locate station buildings. It also illustrates how the railway often dominated the landscape into which it was introduced. They form a complete Victorian station complex in excellent condition that enhances the local setting and provides a good example of a roadside station with residence located nearby. The connection with the town is an important part of the group's significance.
Date significance updated: 24 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
railway station - type 4 standard roadside, 1886, RNE, S130, HS
platform face - brick, 1886, RNE, S130, HS
gates, RNE, S130, HS
station setting including forecourt, cutting and station planting
Current use: Railway Station
Former use: Railway Station

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 Public tramline system-

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 0111002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Institution of Engineers (NSW) Historic Engineering Marker     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Carcoar Railway Station group View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Heritage Express View detail
TourismTourism NSW2007Carcoar Historic Town And Walking Tour View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5011968
File number: EF14/4429

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