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Old Police Barracks

Item details

Name of item: Old Police Barracks
Other name/s: former Ploice Barracks
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Barracks & housing
Location: Lat: -34.7540536282 Long: 149.7225159180
Primary address: 283 Sloane Street, Goulburn, NSW 2580
Parish: Goulburn
County: Argyle
Local govt. area: Goulburn Mulwaree
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Pejar
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT2 DP817431
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
283 Sloane StreetGoulburnGoulburn MulwareeGoulburnArgylePrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Goulburn Railway Bowling Club Co-opPrivate29 Mar 99

Description

Construction years: 1874-1880
Physical description: Railway Barracks / Former Police Barracks:
The barracks in Sloane Street Goulburn are part of a series of railway features which run for some distance between the street and the lines themselves. The precise date of construction is not known although the buildings are known to have been used as a police barracks prior to being taken over by the railways. The barracks is a single storey complex of three main wings surrounding a courtyard. The earlier portions on the north and west sides are of English bond brick with hipped iron roofs, 12-pane windows with stone sills and simple verandahs on chamfered timber posts, some of which have been altered. The building fabric suggests it was built in several different stages and that provision was made for possible further extensions to the wing facing the railways. It has been altered on a number of occasions. Interiors retain some early joinery and board walls and ceilings but are mostly not of interest. Style suggests 1880s. Now vacant. Flanked by a modern bowling club on the Sydney side and vacant land on the railway station side. Building Material: English bond brick, hipped iron roofs, 12 pane windows with stone sills, chamfered timber posts (NTA (NSW)).

The Goulburn Police Barracks erected in 1874 to cater for the needs of the increasing police force in the district, are of high local significance. The single storey barracks building is now adaptively reused as part of the Railway Bowling Club. Its heritage value lies in its early association with the provision of law enforcement services in Goulburn (LEP, 2009).
Modifications and dates: It has been altered on a number of occasions. Interiors retain some early joinery and board walls and ceilings but are mostly not of interest (NTA (NSW)).
Current use: Railway Bowling Club
Former use: Aboriginal land, town lot, Police Barracks

History

Historical notes: The barracks in Sloane Street Goulburn are part of a series of railway features which run for some distance between the street and the lines themselves. The precise date of construction is not known although the buildings are known to have been used as a police barracks prior to being taken over by the railways (NTA (NSW)).

The barracks is a single storey complex of three main wings surrounding a courtyard. The earlier portions on the north and west sides are of English bond brick with hipped iron roofs, 12-pane windows with stone sills and simple verandahs on chamfered timber posts, some of which have been altered. The building fabric suggests it was built in several different stages and that provision was made for possible further extensions to the wing facing the railways. It has been altered on a number of occasions. Interiors retain some early joinery and board walls and ceilings but are mostly not of interest. Style suggests 1880s. Now vacant. Flanked by a modern bowling club on the Sydney side and vacant land on the railway station side. Building Material: English bond brick, hipped iron roofs, 12 pane windows with stone sills, chamfered timber posts (NTA (NSW)).

The Goulburn Police Barracks erected in 1874 to cater for the needs of the increasing police force in the district, are of high local significance. The single storey barracks building is now adaptively reused as part of the Railway Bowling Club. Its heritage value lies in its early association with the provision of law enforcement services in Goulburn (LEP, 2009).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
1. Environment-Tracing the evolution of a continent's special environments Environment - naturally evolved-Activities associated with the physical surroundings that support human life and influence or shape human cultures. Changing the environment-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Developing local, regional and national economies-National Theme 3
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes and parklands of distinctive styles-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes of urban amenity-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes of institutions - productive and ornamental-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Events-Activities and processes that mark the consequences of natural and cultural occurences Developing local landmarks-
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. Building settlements, towns and cities-National Theme 4
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. Worker's Dwellings-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal 1820s-1850s land grants-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Changing land uses - from rural to suburban-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Resuming private lands for public purposes-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Townships-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Suburban Centres-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Administering and alienating Crown lands-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Subdivision of rural estates-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Outlying settlements-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Developing government towns-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Planned towns serving a specific industry-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Creating landmark structures and places in regional settings-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Decentralising metropolitan activities to provincial cities-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Role of transport in settlement-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Evolution of railway towns-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Impacts of railways on rural development-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages 19th Century Infrastructure-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Suburban Consolidation-
5. Working-Working Labour-Activities associated with work practises and organised and unorganised labour Working in the public service-
5. Working-Working Labour-Activities associated with work practises and organised and unorganised labour Working on public infrastructure projects-
5. Working-Working Labour-Activities associated with work practises and organised and unorganised labour Working in the Justice System-Includes work practices and organised labour.
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. State government-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Colonial government-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - administration of land-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - conserving cultural and natural heritage-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - administering the justice system-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Creating and displaying Coats of Arms and official emblems and symbols-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - public land administration-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - building and operating public infrastructure-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Prison colony-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Policing bushrangers-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Police Station-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Policing and enforcing the law-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Policing and enforcing the law-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Watch House-

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementCarry out an Archaeological Assessment 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Record converted from HIS events


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material; and
(2) the engaging in or carrying out of the activity referred to in subsection 57 (1) (a) of the Heritage Act 1977, by the Goulbourn Railways Institute Bowling Club Co-op Ltd, in respect of the building known as Building 1 (Barracks) on the Sloane Street (west) side, and the galvonised iron shed on the north boundary of the site of the Old Police Barracks, Sloane Street, Goulbourn;
(3) Change of use
(4) greenkeeping and garden maintenance, including cultivation, pruning and weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls and also including tree surgery but not extensive lopping.
Nov 20 1987
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 0054602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0054620 Nov 87 1796540
Local Environmental PlanPolice Barracks (Former 1874), Part of Railway BowI17020 Feb 09   
National Trust of Australia register Railway Barracks; Police Barracks (former)22428   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
National Trust Country Register0 National Trust of Australia (NSW) Mackay, R ; Dawson, G No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written   
Written   
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Goulburn Heritage Walk View detail
TourismHeritage NSW2013Former Goulburn Railway Station Barracks

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045514
File number: S90/04809 & HC 33054


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