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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 245-277 Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
245-277 Bronte RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the best surviving, late nineteenth century, commercial terraces in the Waverley Council area, at least from a streetscape point of view. Despite some alteration, the above awning façade remains essentially intact. Nos. 245-263 is a good example of a long and consistent row. 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: 1890-1915
Physical description: Good streetscape row. Mostly late nineteenth century commercial buildings. All have shopfronts downstairs now substantially altered. Residences upstairs. Generally intact above awning with exception of Nos. 265-267 and No. 245. Best row is Nos. 245-263 ("Head's Buildings") dated 1887. Spoiled only by end building (245). Excellent stucco work. Some now have unsympathetic concrete roof tiles. Nos. 265-267 is an Edwardian style pair spoiled by paint, render and new openings. Nos. 269-273 is a row of three with excellent stucco parapets. Nos. 271 and 273 retain their original iron balconies with decorative lacework. Nos. 275-277 is a pair featuring elaborate stucco mouldings to its above awning façade, probably 1890's. These facades unaltered except for aluminium window to No. 277.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Commercial/Residential
Former use: Commercial/Residential

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 best surviving, late nineteenth century, commercial terraces in the Waverley Council area, at least from a streetscape point of view. Despite some alteration, the above awning façade remains essentially intact. Nos. 245-263 is a good example of a long and consistent row. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered unsympathetically.
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: 2620079


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