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Eatons Hotel & St Vincent De Paul Group

Item details

Name of item: Eatons Hotel & St Vincent De Paul Group
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Location: Lat: -32.2595711639 Long: 150.8888735690
Primary address: 178, 180-188 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Parish: Rowan
County: Durham
Local govt. area: Muswellbrook
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wanaruah
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP37789
LOT2 DP37789
LOT3 DP37789
LOT7 DP706807
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
178, 180-188 Bridge StreetMuswellbrookMuswellbrookRowanDurhamPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
P & K Ryan Hotels Pty Ltd & Terlen Pty LtdPrivate25 Mar 99
Current use: Hotel
Former use: Hotel


Historical notes: The first hotel on the site was the timber 'White Hart Inn' which was constructed in 1839. William Eaton purchased the property in 1857 and licensed it as 'Eaton's White Hart Inn'.

In 1866 Eaton made extensive additions and improvements to the hotel most likely in anticipation of the Great Northern Railway Line which reached Muswellbrook in 1869. The name changed to Eaton's Hotel in 1867.

Circa 1915 saw the area between the rear wings of the hotel filled in with a small hipped roof inserted between the other roof forms. A further addition was made to the northern side of the hotel, circa 1929. Also evidence suggests that the veranda was most likely widened no later than 1930 when works were carried out to the store/residence.

In 2007 an application was approved for alterations and additions including partial demolition of the single-story brick rear later addition, alternations and modifications to interiors, conservation and refurbishments of interiors and exteriors and construction of the new country style motel suites (s60 report, 6/2007).

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 workHeritage Act - Site Specific Exemptions See File For Schedule

Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(a) any use of that building
(b) alterations to the interior or exterior of the building;
(c)Alterations or additions to the rear of the building; except where such activity would alter the streetscape appearance of the building.
Nov 30 1984
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 0033102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0033130 Nov 84 1675813

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Muswellbrook Heritage Walk View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Muswellbrook Heritage Walk View detail
WrittenHeritage Council hard copy file HC32884

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045132
File number: EF11/20060; S90/5350; 11/20060

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