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Albion Hotel, 3 adjoining shops & stables

Item details

Name of item: Albion Hotel, 3 adjoining shops & stables
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Location: Lat: -35.4443277693 Long: 149.8000129390
Primary address: 119 Wallace Street, Braidwood, NSW 2622
Parish: Braidwood
County: St Vincent
Local govt. area: Palerang
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Batemans Bay
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP598830
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
119 Wallace StreetBraidwoodPalerangBraidwoodSt VincentPrimary Address
Duncan StreetBraidwoodPalerangBraidwoodSt VincentAlternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Elders Relad EstatePrivate 


Construction years: 1872-
Physical description: Hotel (c.1872)
Two-storey rendered brickwork hotel with two-storey timber veranda facing Wallace Street, Braidwood's main street, and Duncan Street, a side street. The corner splay parapet is decorated in stucco with urns, volutes and 'ALBION HOTEL'. The external masonry is otherwise undecorated. The two-storied veranda appears to be a partial reconstruction. The columns and beams are stop chamfered in a traditional Victorian manner. The balustrading is also timber in an 'X' pattern. The chimney and many openings appear to be original. The interior contains original mantelpieces and timber architraves.

The ground floor has an operating cafe and lawyer's office. The first floor has three residential flats. A fourth residential flat is on the ground floor behind the street front. The hotel roof is corrugated metal (SOHI, 2015, 1).

Shops (c.1920s)
Three brick shops of two storeys facing Wallace Street are in Federation style are linked to the hotel by a first floor timber walkway. These shops are typical of c1920 construction. The shopfronts are original to this period. They have single-storey verandas of timber framing on concrete bases and fibre cement valences. Inside, the shops retain some pressed metal ceilings, cornices and rendered brick wall surfaces.
The first floor above the shops has two residential flats (SOHI, 2015, 1).

A sandstock brick stables with gabled hay loft faces the side Duncan Street boundary. It is typical of c1870s stables. It was constructed on a rubble granite base. The softer bricks have deteriorated somewhat. The windows and doors appear to be original. Windows have flat arch brickwork with bricks rubbed to fit. The roof is corrugated steel.

A corrugated steel shed clad in characteristic short lengths was constructed in the rear of the hotel, possibly around the turn of the twentieth century. The door has a sculpted sandstone threshold, evidently reused from another project.
Date condition updated:19 Jun 15
Modifications and dates: 1920s- windows and doors with rippled glass appear to have been replaced.
Several internal walls were removed from the ground floor bar area, the remaining structure is supported on steel beams and a column.
Further information: First floor of hotel and shops were not inspected by HO in March 2006
Current use: Art Gallery
Former use: Hotel

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Accommodating travellers and tourists-
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
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 0030402 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0030415 Jun 84 933127
Local Environmental PlanHeritage Conservation Area (Palerang LEP 2013)    
Heritage studyBraidwood Heritage Study    

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Braidwood Urban Conservation Study1996 Freeman Collett & Partners Ltd.  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007The McLeod Gallery View detail
WrittenElement, Bree2018'The little Braidwood building that refuses to abide by the rules' View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045458
File number: EF14/5094; S90/5414; HC 32790

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