Budock Vean

Location

45 French Street HAMILTON, Southern Grampians Shire

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Precinct

Church Hill Precinct Hamilton

Level of Significance

Stage 2 study complete

39202

Statement of Significance

SIGNIFICANCE: »One of the few Picturesque style bungalows in Hamilton, Budock Vean is also significant as a complete transformation of an earlier house.


STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE

Budock Vean

45 French Street

One of the few Picturesque style interwar bungalows in Hamilton, this house replaced or, more likely, incorporated an earlier brick house which had been constructed in 1866 or earlier for and by William Dunn, builder and bricklayer. ([i]) The original house was still there in 1892. ([ii]) Mrs C M Brentnall is listed as the owner/occupier in 1938 of a house on the site. An amendment to the 1938 sewerage plan indicates the removal of the front verandah and in 1980 the current owner, Graeme Richard Ralph, was responsible for a garage extension. By 1986 the owner is listed as J R M Miller. ([iii])

The house capitalises on its position relative to the street and maximises its appeal with the Picturesque use of materials and details. Of particular note is the massing of the front porch and chimney. The simple planting and rambling rose compliment the architectural style of the house. It is substantially intact and in good condition. Like its near neighbour, the house at the corner of Kennedy and French Streets, Budock Vean is one of several houses in Hamilton which have been completely transformed from their original appearance.

[i] Hamilton Rate Book 1866, No. 223; 1892 No. 306 (W Dunn, owner/occupier, bricklayer)

[ii] Ibid., 1892, No. 306 (W Dunn, owner/occupier, builder, NAV 30 pounds).

[iii] HSA DP No. 489 (1938-1986).

Description

MATERIALS:
Roof: »glazed terra cotta tiles
Walls: »rendered brick
Dressings: »clinker cream brick
Plinth: »none
Windows: »timber casement
Paving: »
Other: »half timbering in gables

MATERIALS:

Roof: »glazed terra cotta tiles

Walls: »rendered brick

Dressings: »clinker cream brick

Plinth: »none

Windows: »timber casement

Paving: »

Other: »half timbering in gables

INTEGRITY:G

CONDITION:G

Evolution of the Town: 1930s

Heritage Study Southern Grampians - City of Hamilton Conservation Study, Timothy Hubbard with Carlotta Kellaway & Michael Looker (plus Francis Punch), 1991
Year Construction Started 1866
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Picturesque Gothic
Municipality SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SHIRE

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