Heritage

The Grange

Item details

Name of item: The Grange
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 12 Carrington Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Carrington RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the few Victorian villas in the Waverley Council area to survive. Integrity and context compromised but original fabric essentially intact. Fine local example of Late Victorian architecture. High 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: Grand Late Victorian mansion. Symmetrical façade. Double verandah returning to sides. Two low pitched gables above with decorative barge boards. Good cast iron verandahs. Lacework may have been replaced. Skillion, corrugated iron roof to verandah. Main roof is slate. Limited mouldings above arched downstairs openings. French doors upstairs. Original steps. Well setback from road. Now mostly paved in front. New demountables recently erected in front.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; architectural; aesthetic.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: Originally known as "Strathearn". Appears to have been built c. 1890. One of a number of grand old houses built close to James Birrell's "Ellerslie" (late "Airmount"). Acquired by Waverley College in 1938. This is now the only old house surviving on the College property.

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 few Victorian villas in the Waverley Council area to survive. Integrity and context compromised but original fabric essentially intact. Fine local example of Late Victorian architecture. High 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

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620105


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