Place: Byng Street

Avenue Plantings_byng st2

Byng Street runs in an East West direction linking Central Orange to East Orange. It crosses the railway line and is terminated in the West by Duntryleague and Anzac Park to the East.

Statement of Significance

Byng Street runs parallel to Summer Street and is characterised by civic and ecclesiastical buildings from Victorian and Federation periods combined with mature street plantings. Some unsympathetic modern buildings from the 1960s onwards are evident. The spire of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church is a key vertical element, characterising the skyline of Central Orange. This portion of Byng Street rises over a small hill, which serves to further elevate the spire of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The Register of the National Estate comments that St Joseph’s Catholic Church on the Corner of Byng and Hill Streets and Holy Trinity Anglican Church are “notable features of the townscape”.


Objects and Elements: Byng Street

Avenue Plantings_byng st2Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Byng Street (corner of Anson Street)

Designed by Thomas Rowe and built in 1871 in the Victorian Gothic style, the church is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of National Significance. The Rectory is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance; and the bluestone Hall a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of Local Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

stJosephsSt Joseph’s Catholic Church

St Joseph’s Catholic Church is listed on the Register of the National Estate and is deemed significant for its embodiment of the Victorian Academic Gothic style and as a significant work of the Bathurst/ Orange district architect, Edward Gell. It is also a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of National Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

union bankUnion Bank Building

Listed on the NSW Heritage Register as having historic significance as the first bank of Orange, opening in 1858, and for its simple and austere styling. The former bank building is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

townhallTown Hall, Byng Street (corner of Anson Street)

Built in 1887, the Town Hall was one of the early civic buildings of Orange. The former Town Hall, now used as offices, is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

 

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