Westgate House

Item details

Name of item: Westgate House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Mansion
Primary address: 17-19 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17-19 Oxford StreetBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Impressive Late Victorian villa. One of the few in the area to survive with its essential curtilage more or less intact. Remains essentially unaltered. Local significance. Source: Bondi Junction Heritage Study.
Date significance updated: 06 Nov 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: Magnificent Late Victorian mansion. Standard L-shaped plan with double verandah returning to one side. Rectangular bay to front projection. Windows in threes. Good stucco mouldings. Decorative iron lace to verandahs. Some minor loss of detail. Main alteration is concrete tiling to roof. Set in large, well landscaped grounds. Large Camphor Laurel in front. (See landscape inventory form).
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: Believed to incorporate an earlier cottage. Said to be occupied by TW Wilshire as early as 1871. Building took its present form in the 1880's when occupied by Lt Col RP Raymond. Land to the rear subdivided at this time.

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 significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape 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 Study199038/1 - 0223Perumal 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: 2620238


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