Heritage

Bronte Public School

Item details

Name of item: Bronte Public School
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - State (public)
Primary address: Hewlett Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Hewlett StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Typical public school building of the 1920's. A good, essentially intact example. Special social and historical interest for the area. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 31 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: Symmetrical public school building, dated 1925. Exhibits Free Classical styling with an Arts and Crafts influence. Decoration restrained. Face brick up to sill level of second storey, roughcast above. Hipped, slate roof with roughcast gable to central projection. Large, attractive, entry portico below. Features hipped, skillion, corrugated iron roof and rendered decoration. Hardly altered.
Current use: School
Former use: School

History

Historical notes: Construction completed 1926. Opened in January the following year. Originally an infants school. Became a full primary school in 1937. (Dowd, pp. 203-4).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical and cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is of social 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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study19899/6 - 0159Perumal 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: 2620171


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