Heritage

St. John's (St Catherine's School)

Item details

Name of item: St. John's (St Catherine's School)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: Albion Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Albion StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Macpherson StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Interesting older style domestic building, despite some major alterations. Appears capable of reconstruction. Part of St Catherine's school historic grouping. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 04 Oct 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Branch intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Two storey, light brick domestic building. Asymmetrical plan arrangement. Now has bricked in double verandah. Possibly original façade survives behind. Concrete roof tiles. Integrity good otherwise. Good decorative use of brick and stone.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; architectural; aesthetic; group value.
Current use: Residential accommodation upstairs; classrooms/tuckshop downstairs.
Former use: Domestic building.

History

Historical notes: This is probably the old home referred to by Dowd (at p. 206). Erected c. 1891 and acquired by St Catherine's School in 1957. Opened in 1958 to provide residential accommodation upstairs and classrooms and tuckshop downstairs.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Interesting older style domestic building, despite some major alterations. Appears capable of reconstruction. Part of St Catherine's school historic grouping. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered unsympathetically; reversible.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 15/2 - 000506 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620005


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