Heritage

Edina (War Memorial Hospital)

Item details

Name of item: Edina (War Memorial Hospital)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Mansion
Primary address: Church Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Church StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding Late Victorian "Boom Style" mansion. One of the grandest ever built in Waverley and certainly the best surviving. Exterior appears essentially intact. Attractively set in its original grounds. Considerable social and historical interest for its association witih the Vickery family. The key building in the present hospital grouping. State 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: Late Victorian mansion built on a grand scale. Plan is essentially square, with encircling two storey verandah. Projecting elements include magnificent central tower over entry porch. Hipped slate roof. Verandah is all in rendered masonry. Colonnaded type, all within the line of the main roof. Extensive stucco ornament includes bracketed cornices and Classical motifs to tower. Tiled verandahs with iron lace balustrade to balcony areas. Stands in its original garden setting with trees and statuary. Additions at rear (Carrington Road).
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; cultural; social; architectural; aesthetic; rarity value; group value; streetscape/landscape.
Current use: Hospital building
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: Built by Ebenezer Vickery and completed c. 1884. Vickery was a leading merchant and a most prominent patron of the Methodist Church. There was an earlier building here where the family resided from the 1860's. It was demolished to make way for the present building and the family lived at nearby "Ellerslie" during construction. The family donated the house and grounds for the establishment of the hospital just after the First World War. (Sources: Dowd, pp. 224-226, National Trust listing form).

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 Late Victorian "Boom Style" mansion. One of the grandest ever built in Waverley and certainly the best surviving. Exterior appears essentially intact. Attractively set in its original grounds. Considerable social and historical interest for its association witih the Vickery family. The key building in the present hospital grouping. State 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: 2620115


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