Culture and heritage

Heritage places and items


Item details

Name of item: Carthona
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 249 Birrell Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
249 Birrell StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Good local example of a Federation cottage, in excellent condition. One of the best old houses in the area. 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.


Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Very good Federation cottage. Standard asymmetrical form. Tuckpointed brick. Verandah roof continuous with main roof. Marseilles tiles with ridge capping. Outstanding flying gable over canted bay. Decorated in timber and roughcast. Leadlight sash windows (not original?) with moulded sills. Turned timber verandah posts. Decoration lost to frieze? Also of note is end glazing to verandah, in multi-paned coloured glass. Minor alterations only. Brick fence is sympathetic if not original.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic.
Current use: Dwelling house.
Former use: Dwelling house.


Historical notes: First appeared in Sands Directory in 1897. Known as "Carthona" until c. 1914.

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]
Good local example of a Federation cottage, in excellent condition. One of the best old houses in the area. 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 9/3 - 003906 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1989   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1989 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620040

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