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Grand Western Lodge (former)

Item details

Name of item: Grand Western Lodge (former)
Other name/s: Grand Western Lodge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Location: Lat: -33.4461625167 Long: 149.1838320870
Primary address: 27 Victoria Street, Millthorpe, NSW 2798
Parish: Graham
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Blayney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT3 DP11941
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
27 Victoria StreetMillthorpeBlayneyGrahamBathurstPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Avibin Pty LtdPrivate24 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

The Grand Western Lodge is a large two storey face brick hotel built in 1901 for John Frape by builder John Wells. Occupying an important site in the centre of town, the Grand Western lodge was built in the hey day of rural development in the district to cater for many visitors, particularly for attending the ploughing demonstrations and competitions. The building is a good example of an Edwardian pub having unusual key hole form windows and pictorial leadlight glazing. The dominant architectural features include the well designed two storey verandah with cast iron balustrading and valance work and the massive stuccoed central parapet. (National Trust 22/10/1975)
Date significance updated: 31 May 06
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Description

Builder/Maker: John Wells
Physical description: Grand Western Lodge is a large two storey face brick hotel. The building is a good example of an Edwardian pub having unusual key hole form windows and pictorial leadlight glazing. The dominant architectural features include the well designed two storey verandah with cast iron balustrading and valance work and the massive stuccoed central parapet. (National Trust 22/10/1975)
Date condition updated:03 Oct 00
Modifications and dates: 1982 - restoration of the verandahs
1987 - additional work to the verandah

History

Historical notes: The Grand Western Lodge was constructed in 1901 for John Frape by builder John Wells. Occupying an important site in the centre of town, the Grand Western lodge was built in the hey day of rural development in the district to cater for many visitors, particularly for attending the ploughing demonstrations and competitions.

In 1982 the owners of the Grand Western Lodge applied for funding to assist in the restoration of the verandahs. Through the Heritage Assistance program a grant was provided to the owner and the verandah were subsequently restored.

As one of the conditions attached to the assistance, the owner applied to the Minister for the making of a Permanent Conservation Order. (Branch Managers Report 7 November 1985)

In 1987, through the Heritage Assistance Program a further interest free loan was granted to Adrian Powell to assist in additional work required for the two-storey verandah. This work was completed in 1988.

A Permanent Conservation Order was placed over the Grand Western Lodge on 11 April 1986.

On 2nd April 1999 the Grand Western Lodge was transferred to the State Heritage Register.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Grand Western Lodge is a large two storey face brick hotel built in 1901 for John Frape by builder John Wells. Occupying an important site in the centre of town, the Grand Western lodge was built in the hey day of rural development in the district to cater for many visitors, particularly for attending the ploughing demonstrations and competitions. (National Trust 22/10/1975)
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The building is a good example of an Edwardian pub having unusual key hole form windows and pictorial leadlight glazing. The dominant architectural features include the well designed two storey verandah with cast iron balustrading and valance work and the massive stuccoed central parapet. (National Trust 22/10/1975)
Integrity/Intactness: Little of the original fabric remains on the interior of the building.
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 workHeritage Act maintenance of interior


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
All work to the interior of the building.
Apr 11 1986
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
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.

FRANK SARTOR
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

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0042702 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0042711 Apr 86 601615

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenNational Trust of Australia (NSW)1975National Trust lassification Crad 22/10/1975

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045432
File number: S90/05386, HC 32845


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