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Old Rectory

Item details

Name of item: Old Rectory
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Presbytery/Rectory/ Vicarage/Manse
Location: Lat: -33.6096776632 Long: 149.1397166320
Primary address: Belubula Street, Carcoar, NSW 2791
Parish: Errol
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Blayney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Belubula StreetCarcoarBlayneyErrolBathurstPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
 Private24 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

The Old Rectory was designed by Edmund Blacket in 1849 as a rectory for St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1848) also a Blacket building. It is an important component of the historic village of Carcoar. (Heritage Office files)
Date significance updated: 24 May 01
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Designer/Maker: Edmund Blacket
Construction years: 1849-1849
Physical description: The Old Rectory is a large 17 room brick building. It has a basement, two floors and an attic. The building is Gothic in style and has a number of leadlight windows. Stone foundations. (Heritage Office files)
Current use: Residence
Former use: Rectory, schoolhouse


Historical notes: The Old Rectory was designed by Edmund Blacket in 1849 as a rectory for St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1848) also a Blacket building. The Old Rectory was also partly used as a school to supplement the rector’s income.

In 1982 the owners of the Old Rectory were granted $25,000 from the Heritage Conservation fund. The grant was used to assist in the restoration of the building. As one of the conditions attached to the assistance the owners applied to the Minister for the making of a Permanent Conservation Order over the item. To ensure the long term protection of the building the Heritage Council recommended to the Minister that a Permanent Conservation Order be placed over the building.

The Permanent Conservation Order was gazetted on 26 October 1984. It was transferred to the State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. (Heritage Office files)

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. Housing the clergy and religious-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship Practising Anglicanism-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Edmund Blacket, Government Architect-

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 0032302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0032326 Oct 84 1505218

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismCarcoar Organisation2007Carcoar Historic Town And Walking Tour View detail
TourismTourism NSW2007Carcoar Historic Town And Walking Tour View detail

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: 5045535
File number: EF14/4436; S90/5462; HC32756

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