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Nyngan Court House

Item details

Name of item: Nyngan Court House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Law Court
Location: Lat: -31.5636871043 Long: 147.1939782910
Primary address: 77-79 Cobar Street, Nyngan, NSW 2825
Parish: Nyngan
County: Oxley
Local govt. area: Bogan
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Nyngan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT231DP758802
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
77-79 Cobar StreetNynganBoganNynganOxleyPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Attorney General's DepartmentState Government29 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

The Nyngan Court House is an attractive Federation Free Style civic building which makes a considerable contribution to the heritage fabric of the town. The building has a lengthy association with the provision of justice in the district.
Date significance updated: 27 May 16
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Designer/Maker: WL Vernon
Construction years: 1902-
Physical description: The Nyngan Court House is an attractive public building. Designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts Style using the established Court House plan layout, the building incorporates wide overhanging eaves and surrounding verendahs to suit the hot and dry outback climate. The central double height Court Room and adjoining wings have hipped roofs and surrounding verendahs supported on columns with half height brick piers. An enclosed central entrance has a raised parapet and multipanelled glazing.
Other accommodation includes General Office, Library, 2 jury rooms, Judge/Magistrates chambers, Crown prosect room, legal room, Witness room.
The Nyngan Court House is constructed in face brick with rendered brick details. The hipped roofs are clad in corrugated iron.
Architectural Style: Federation Arts and Crafts
Exterio: Brick, Corrugated iron
Interior: Joinery, Plaster
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good condition.
Former use: Court House


Historical notes: The Nyngan Court House was designed by the Government Architect WL Vernon in 1902.
Historical Period: 1901-1925

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)-

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 0079702 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismTourism NSW2007Nyngan Heritage Walk View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5014175
File number: EF14/4466; S95/338/1

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