Friday 5 November 2021

Mitchell House, Camden NSW

Mitchell House

29–31 Mitchell Street
Lots 1 and 2, DP 782058
-34.052223, 150.695232

Mitchell House. 29-31 Mitchell Street, Camden. (I Willis, 2021)

History and Description

Mitchell House is a substantial double Victorian terrace building in the brown brick style that is characteristic of the Camden town centre. It has a stone verandah on the ground floor but the cast-iron balustrading on the upstairs verandah.

The house has a shingled hip roof and brick chimneys. The ground floor verandah has sandstone arches between the two entrance doors. The entrance doors are timber with a stained glass panel and stained glass highlight windows.

The windows are four-pane double-hung timber-framed windows with the top two panes being arched. There are timber shutters to the first-floor windows, and the windows and doors on both floors have sandstone flat arches. The first-floor verandah has a corrugated metal bullnose roof. (NSWSHI)

The house was built by the Furner family of builders in the 1860's possibly for their two sons. (Wrigley 1983)

Condition and Use

The privately-owned house is in good condition. (NSWSHI)

Heritage Significance

Mitchell House is an example of an early building in the Camden townscape, close to John Street, within the Camden Town Centre Conservation Area. The house retains its historic integrity and intactness. (NSWSHI)

Heritage Listing

Local Environment Plan 2010 LEP Item 174
NSW State Heritage Inventory 1280069

Read more

Camden Heritage Walk Tour
Wrigley, J. (1983). Historic Buildings of Camden. Camden NSW, Camden Historical Society