Significant Trees: Spring Hill

Location Left side of Millthorpe Road, south of Orange. Tree Species Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Physical Description A dense compact grouping of Hawthorn hedges are located parallel to Millthorpe Road. Colourful foliage is produced during Autumn. Die back is occurring on many of the hedges, which will need to be removed. Statement of Significance This stand... Continue Reading →

View of Bluestone Church

Location Methodist Church, Carcoar Road. Statement of Significance This view is considered significant because of the positioning of the church on the hill and its relationship with remnant Eucalypt vegetation. The foreground to the view from Forest Road is a flat, open paddock with minimal diversity and this draws the eye to the church in... Continue Reading →

Spring Hill

Streetscape of Spring Hill showing historic buildings and accompanying interpretive signage Location Forest Road, South of Orange. Statement of Significance Spring Hill village sits within a plateau landscape on the Southern border of the Orange Local Government Area. The laying of the railway from Bathurst to Orange is believed to have formed much of the... Continue Reading →

Huntley Stone Walls

Location “Cragieburn”, Huntley Road. Statement of Significance On the edge of a slight rise are the largely intact remnants of a dry stone holding pen or walled garden. Stone walls seem to have been relatively uncommon in the district, with post-and-rail forming the usual approach to fencing prior to wire fencing. The community consultation process... Continue Reading →

Lucknow

Location Mitchell Highway, South East of Orange, a place within the Precinct of Frederick’s Valley. Statement of Significance The landscape of Lucknow has significance for its historic link to the gold mining operations that were important for the early prosperity of Orange. Several periods of intense mining have shaped the landscape of Lucknow since the... Continue Reading →

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