Heritage

Ellerslie (War Memorial Hospital)

Item details

Name of item: Ellerslie (War Memorial Hospital)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: Birrell Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Birrell StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Remains an outstanding example of late Victorian architecture despite some loss of integrity. Considerable historical interest for its long association with the Vickery family. Important part of the hospital group, complementing "Banksia" and "Wytchazel" opposite. Regional 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-
Physical description: Two storey late Victorian villa. Italianate style, with Gothic influence evident in steep pitched, gabled roof. Complex plan and roof shape. Bay below gable facing driveway with unusual parapet feature. Deep double verandah beside appears to be the result of extension and enclosure. Good stucco mouldings, particularly to bay. Part of ground floor to rear appears to be an earlier stone structure.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; cultural; social; architectural; aesthetic; group value; streetscape/landscape.
Current use: Hospital
Former use: Hospital

History

Historical notes: Said to have been built by Ebenezer Vickery for his sons, together with "Banksia" and "Wytchazel" opposite, in the 1880's. Appears to incorporate an earlier building which would be the oldest on the hospital site. The Vickery family lived in this building while "Edina" was being built in the early 1880's. This building was the first on the site to accommodate the hospital. It was donated by the family and opened as "Ellerslie Hospital" in 1921. Not to be confused with J Birrell's "Ellerslie", built on nearby Salisbury Street, c. 1860.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Health-Activities associated with preparing and providing medical assistance and/or promoting or maintaining the well being of humans (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Remains an outstanding example of late Victorian architecture despite some loss of integrity. Considerable historical interest for its long association with the Vickery family. Important part of the hospital group, complementing "Banksia" and "Wytchazel" opposite. Regional 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 41/7 - 002906 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620033


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