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Glenrock Terrace

Item details

Name of item: Glenrock Terrace
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 4-22 High Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
4-22 High StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The oldest surviving terrace in the Waverley Council area and one of the earliest buildings overall. Considerable social, historical and aesthetic interest. One of the oldest and best examples of a stone terrace in Sydney. Most original external fabric survives despite some unsympathetic alteration. Excellent streetscape contribution, largely responsible for this quiet back street's persistent historic atmosphere. Special social and historic interest as a workers' row, associated with Ebenezer Vickery and his tannery. (See also archaeological inventory form). Regional significance.
Date significance updated: 31 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1890-1890
Physical description: Early stone terrace. Simply styled. Pitched iron roof, distinguished by gablets over alternate upper windows. Skillion verandah to ground floor across whole frontage. Supported by chamfered posts with brackets. Rusticated, coursed, random stonework. No major alterations but spoiled by high front walls, some painting of stonework, and loss of other ground floor detailing. Upper floor most visible above fences and planting, and essentially intact. (See National Trust form for example of original fence).
Current use: Terrace houses
Former use: Terrace houses


Historical notes: Built by Ebenezer Vickery, for his tannery workers in 1866.

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]
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.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of archaeological significance.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study199027/5 - 0160Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620172

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