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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 35 Blenheim Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
35 Blenheim StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the better preserved old cottages built on land originally developed by Simeon Pearce. Some alteration but building retains most original fabric. Good local example of a late nineteenth century weatherboard cottage. Forms part of an historical precinct associated with the Pearce brothers' original 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: Late nineteenth century style weatherboard cottage. Symmetrical design with hipped roof. Paired, double hung windows on either side of main door. Skillion verandah. Good overall. Terra cotta roof tiles appear too heavy and may not be original. "Alsynite" verandah roof. Of special note for its imitation stone pattern boarding, central gablet over entry and decorative timberwork to windows and door. High fence but planting makes it reasonably sympathetic.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: Built on Simeon Pearce's former holding at Waverley. First recorded in Sands Directory in 1882. First occupier, William Quinn, remained in possession for over 30 years.

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]
One of the better preserved old cottages built on land originally developed by Simeon Pearce. Some alteration but building retains most original fabric. Good local example of a late nineteenth century weatherboard cottage. Forms part of an historical precinct associated with the Pearce brothers' original 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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620049


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