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Grand Hotel

Item details

Name of item: Grand Hotel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Primary address: 32 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Parish: Newcastle
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Newcastle
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT  DP343633
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Church StreetNewcastleNewcastleNewcastleNorthumberlandPrimary Address
Watt StreetNewcastleNewcastle  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Kiztwo Pty LtdPrivate29 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

The Grand Hotel constructed in 1890-1891 to the design of architect James Henderson. It is part of the Church and Watt Streets Terrace Group that comproses of a row of twelve houses adjoining the Hotel. The Watt Street terraces is comprised of seven houses and were built about the same time as the Church Street terrace. All of the buildings are in the Victorian Italianate style. Both the houses and the hotel feature arched openings to the windows which strongly unifies the group's appearance. Heritage Office files)
Date significance updated: 13 Aug 02
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Construction years: 1890-1891
Physical description: A rendered brick building of three storeys plus basement, decorated in the Victorian Italinate style with articulated quoins, heavily moulded window surrounds and bracketted sills and dentilled cornice. The windows are paired on either side of the chamfered corner. The parapet, originally a masonry balustrade has been filled in to form plain panels. The original two storey verandah on posts has been replaced with a modern cantilvered verandah, its cast iron balustrades were of the same pattern as that surviving on some of the adjacent terrace houses at 10-30 Church Street. (National Trust 1977)
Modifications and dates: The ground floor fa├žade has been modernised with 20th century tiling. (National Trust 1977)
Current use: Hotel
Former use: Hotel


Historical notes: The Grand Hotel was constructed between 1890 to 1891 to the design of Architect James Henderson. (date is on parapet)

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Going to the pub-

Procedures /Exemptions

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

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to section 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 7 March 2003, 18 June 2004 and 8 July 2005; and
2. grant standard exemptions from section 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule below.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 25 March 2006

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Mar 25 2006

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register - Element 0027302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0027315 Jun 84 933128
Local Environmental Plan 198703 Jul 92 0834664

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Heritage Office files
TourismHeritage NSW Grand Hotel Newcastle View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045042

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