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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 125-127 Carrington Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
125-127 Carrington RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding examples of simple Victorian workers' cottages. Considerable character and charm. Forms unusual but styling is typical of the period. Thought to be the oldest surviving timber buildings in the Waverley Council area. These have special interest as a matching pair. Both remarkably intact. Early timber buildings in such good condition are now rare. Regional 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: 1890-1890
Physical description: Good, matching pair of Victorian weatherboard cottages. Simple, Carpenter Gothic style. Two storeys on narrow frontages. All gabled form with gables facing the street. Original cusped, fretwork barge boards. No. 127 has lost its finial. Small, concave hipped verandahs. Double hung windows upstairs, centrally placed. Door and single window downstairs. Flat timber verandah posts, probably original. No major alterations apparent. Sympathetic picket fencing.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; rarity value; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: First appeared in Sands Directory in 1868. No. 127 was occupied by John Edwards, road overseer, from 1868 to 1891. Then occupied by Mrs Anne Alderton from c. 1894 until the 1930'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]
Outstanding examples of simple Victorian workers' cottages. Considerable character and charm. Forms unusual but styling is typical of the period. Thought to be the oldest surviving timber buildings in the Waverley Council area. These have special interest as a matching pair. Both remarkably intact. Early timber buildings in such good condition are now rare. Regional 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: 2620102


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