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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 208-236 Birrell Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
208-236 Birrell StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Council StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Despite alterations this is one of the Waverley Council area's best surviving terraces. A good, twentieth century example of the stylistic transition from the Victorian to the Federation period. Major streetscape contribution on an important thoroughfare. 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: Good, early twentieth century terrace, despite some alteration. All red face brick originally. Most dwellings retain iron lace verandah friezes, and balcony balustrades with fringes. Limited roughcast (to chimneys) and stucco (to wing walls). Terra cotta roof tiles. All houses retain their original palisade fencing. Central building (No. 222) features a roughcast gable above its balcony. Major alterations include painted brickwork (Nos. 208, 210, 222, 224, 228 and 230), render (No. 236) and concrete roof tiles (Nos. 212, 214, 216, 222 and 224). Many minor details lost or replaced, especially doors. Otherwise good.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; streetscape.
Current use: Terrace houses.
Former use: Terrace houses.

History

Historical notes: First recorded in Sands Directory in 1908. Row was originally symmetrical, with end terraces stepped back, but No. 238 since demolished for road widening.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Despite alterations this is one of the Waverley Council area's best surviving terraces. A good, twentieth century example of the stylistic transition from the Victorian to the Federation period. Major streetscape contribution on an important thoroughfare. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
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 18/1 - 003706 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620030


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