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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 1 Blenheim Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Blenheim StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Early, stone worker's cottage, now rare in Waverley. Retains essential fabric intact but verandah unfortunately removed. Special historic interest for its association with Simeon Pearce. One of the best survivors in the group established on his former holding. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 23 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: 1890-1890
Physical description: Very old stone cottage. Simple gabled form with original slate roof. Stone chimney. Verandah lost (see photograph on National Trust form). Double hung windows either side of door. Minor alterations include shutters. Other fabric and detailing replaced.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; architectural; aesthetic; rarity value; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: One of the worker's cottages built on land owned by Simeon Henry Pearce and his brother James. First appears in Sands Directory in 1866, in the name of Henry Pearce. Possibly 1850's.

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]
Early, stone worker's cottage, now rare in Waverley. Retains essential fabric intact but verandah unfortunately removed. Special historic interest for its association with Simeon Pearce. One of the best survivors in the group established on his former holding. 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  06 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: 2620046


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