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Chapel (War Memorial Hospital)

Item details

Name of item: Chapel (War Memorial Hospital)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Chapel
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:

Unusual brick chapel with considerable charm. Part of hospital group and complementing twentieth century and earlier buildings nearby. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 04 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Good brick chapel with most unusual roof. Octagonal in plan with gabled projection. Projection is in stone and features a round arched, stained glass window. Leadlight windows on most faces to main building. Main roof takes the form of a truncated octagonal cone or pyramid. Overall form reminiscent of a beehive. Excellent brick and stonework. Special terra cotta roof tiles, similar to shingles. Age difficult to tell. Could have been built in stages. Brickwork appears to be c. 1940.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; group value.
Current use: Chapel
Former use: Chapel


Historical notes: Known as the Memorial Chapel.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Unusual brick chapel with considerable charm. Part of hospital group and complementing twentieth century and earlier buildings nearby. 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 42/5 - 003306 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620037

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