Heritage

Chapel - St Clare's Convent

Item details

Name of item: Chapel - St Clare's Convent
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Chapel
Primary address: 25 Carrington Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
25 Carrington RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Church StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Early twentieth century, ecclesiastical style building with some individual aesthetic interest. Special social and historical interest for the local Catholic community. 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: White painted building in Ecclesiastical Gothic style. Ashlar coursed render. Parapet gabled front with castellated bell tower to one side. Decorative feature entry in front with castellated walls on each side. Limited stucco work is quite attractive. Outstanding feature is bell tower lantern. High stone wall on front boundary. Unsympathetic brick additions on each side.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; cultural; social; architectural; aesthetic; streetscape.
Current use: Chapel
Former use: Chapel

History

Historical notes: The Sisters of the Poor Clares order arrived in Australia from Ireland in 1883. In 1885 the present site was acquired for a convent. The Chapel was built in 1917 and is one of the few early buildings on the site to survive relatively intact. Known as the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels. Architect was J O'Sullivan. Would have been face brick originally. Added to since. (Dowd, p. 208-9).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Early twentieth century, ecclesiastical style building with some individual aesthetic interest. Special social and historical interest for the local Catholic community. 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: 2620099


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