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Old Court Theatre

Item details

Name of item: Old Court Theatre
Other name/s: Courthouse
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Courthouse
Location: Lat: -32.0521985989 Long: 150.8601779160
Primary address: 41 Kingdon Road, Scone, NSW 2337
Parish: Scone
County: Brisbane
Local govt. area: Upper Hunter
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wanaruah
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT62DP758898
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
41 Kingdon RoadSconeUpper HunterSconeBrisbanePrimary Address
Aberdeen StreetSconeUpper HunterSconeBrisbaneAlternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Scone Community Amateur Dramatic Society Inc.Community Group16 Mar 99

Description

Construction years: 1848-1849
Physical description: Grounds:
The front of the theatre building faces Kingdon Street, with a formal facade, flight of entry steps to the front portico, flanked by twin shrubs of may bush (Spiraea cantonensis). A low picket fence runs either side of the theatre's front along the boundary. To either side of the building is a grassed area with scattered tree plantings. To the left of the front facade is a golden rain tree (Koelreuteria bipinnata) and to the eastern boundary are a number of oleander (Nerium oleander cv.) shrubs and to the right (west) and set back towards the rear of the front building is a Brazilian pepper(corn) tree (Schinus molle var.areira).

To the Aberdeen Street (western) side of the property, the side of the theatre building, are two rear outbuildings including a single storey brick building close to the theatre and a corrugated iron shed further to the rear of that. Behind (i.e.rear of these are a grove of silky oak (Grevillea robusta) trees as well as the pepper tree noted above (Stuart Read, 29/7/09).

Former Courthouse:
a) 1848-9 section:
Rectangular building of handmade brick with gabled roof and gabled front on long side; small projecting wing at rear. Front verandah with hipped ends forms link to the 1882 section (LEP, 2013).

b) 1882 section:
rendered and painted brick courthouse on sandstone base with gabled roof and front verandah with steps and rendered ballusters. Associated with police station, lockup and compound (1870) on adjacent site (LEP, 2013).

Significant for its contribution to the historic character of the town, its evocation of its original function in association with the police station on the same site. Also significant for the architectural quality of the courthouse buildings (RNE, 1978).
Current use: Theatre
Former use: Court House

History

Historical notes: 1848-49 Section. 1882 section. Associated with police station, lockup and compound (1870) on the adjacent site.

Significant for its contribution to the historic character of the town, its evocation of its original function in association with the police station on the same site. Also significant for the architectural quality of the courthouse buildings (RNE, 1978).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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
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 Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages 19th century suburban developments-
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 Beautifying towns and villages-
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. Local government-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes court house-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes Administration of justice-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Going to the theatre-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities Places of formal community gatherings-

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
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 0034002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0034021 Sep 84 1374657
Regional Environmental PlanHunter REP 1989 03 Nov 89   
Local Environmental PlanUpper Hunter LEP 2013    

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045574
File number: S90/05351 & HC 32885


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