Heritage

Robin Hood Hotel

Item details

Name of item: Robin Hood Hotel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Primary address: Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Bronte RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Carrington RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent example of a modern commercial building in an Ocean Liner/International style, also featuring Art Deco motifs and detailing. Essentially intact and beautifully maintained. Characteristic streamlining makes a powerful streetscape contribution on this prominent corner. Complements "Charing Cross Hotel" on adjoining corner, which has much in common stylistically. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 24 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: 1915-1945
Physical description: Outstanding, all brick, 1940's style commercial building. Wedge shaped site with building rounded on corner. Ocean Liner/Art Deco styling. Light face brick. Characteristic horizontal lines, with vertical feature element on corner. Horizontal lines emphasised by use of darker brick and rendered bands. Two storeys with awning and parapet. Original tiles below awning. Original Art Deco lettering on façade of special note. Immaculately maintained and virtually intact.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; architectural; aesthetic; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Hotel
Former use: Hotel

History

Historical notes: First Robin Hood Hotel established close by in Carrington Road in 1859. A second building was built on the present site c. 1880, replacing an old shop. It continued to trade as the Oxford Hotel until its licence was transferred to the Duke of Gloucester Hotel, in North Randwick, in the 1930's. Then became the new Robin Hood Hotel. Underwent a major rebuilding following the Second World War. (Dowd, pp. 278-279).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Excellent example of a modern commercial building in an Ocean Liner/International style, also featuring Art Deco motifs and detailing. Essentially intact and beautifully maintained. Characteristic streamlining makes a powerful streetscape contribution on this prominent corner. Complements "Charing Cross Hotel" on adjoining corner, which has much in common stylistically. 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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620078


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