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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 3 Cross Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3 Cross StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Birrell StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

An impressive Federation house on a prominent corner site. Probably one of the first houses in the area and clearly designed to exploit views over Tamarama gully. Considerable architectural interest. Features some excellent and unusual detailing. Render work is most unusual, and masonry block construction from this period is now quite 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: 1890-1915
Physical description: Federation style house on corner site, probably c. 1910. Very unusual construction. Materials include rock faced sandstone, masonry blocks and render. Smooth render below sill level (originally face brick?). Masonry blocks in rock faced pattern above (or ashlar patterned stucco). Quoining around openings. Complex terra cotta tiled roof. Splayed corner with gablet above. Outstanding timber verandah posts on stone piers. Timberwork brackets and fringe of equal note. Stone steps with original tiles. Gable decoration appears to be pressed metal. Good windows, with hood, below. Enjoys an elevated site with an impressive stone retaining wall. Has recently (1993) undergone major work, including shoring up of retaining walls, reconstruction of original features and new rear addition. Work mostly commendable. New addition is in matching construction. Alteration to verandah opening reasonably sympathetic. Most original fabric appears to have been retained.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; cultural; architectural; aesthetic; rarity value; streetscape.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

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]
An impressive Federation house on a prominent corner site. Probably one of the first houses in the area and clearly designed to exploit views over Tamarama gully. Considerable architectural interest. Features some excellent and unusual detailing. Render work is most unusual, and masonry block construction from this period is now quite rare. Regional significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered sympathetically
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 Study1989   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1989 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: 2620123


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