The cottage known as 'Dolly Kaine's Cottage', located at 92 Church Street, Coleraine consists of a brick cottage and a timber cottage placed at right angles to each other, with associated outbuildings. There is a timber fence and gate at the front of the timber section of the cottage which date from quite early which have been restored. The cottage is located four blocks south of the centre of the township of Coleraine. Built post 1870, the cottage was owned by the Kaine for over 100 years, until the remaining member of the family passed away recently. Its humble form, its materials and simplicity of detailing are conventional for such a dwelling at this time. The cottage is in good condition and has a high degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
The brick and timber cottage at 92 Church Street, Coleraine is of historical and architectural significance to the community of Coleraine.
Why is it significant?
The brick and timber cottage at 92 Church Street, Coleraine is of historical significance because it demonstrates the living conditions and lifestyle of the labouring or working class in Coleraine in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Of further historical interest is the use of handmade bricks in the earliest part of the building, representing early an early industry of making bricks form the local clay. The building is of architectural significance as a typical example of a vernacular cottage.