Heritage

Coomassie

Item details

Name of item: Coomassie
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 61 St Thomas Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
61 St Thomas StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent, late nineteenth century example of a traditional Georgian, timber home. Social, historical and aesthetic interest. Would have been one of the first houses in the Bronte area and remains one of the best in the district. Fine lines and neat detailing exceptional for a timber dwelling. Possibly the work of its first occupant, a carpenter by trade. Essentially intact and well maintained. High local significance.
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: 1890-1915
Physical description: Very good, traditionally styled, weatherboard house. Georgian form and symmetry. In good condition. Hipped corrugated iron roof with skillion verandah. Of special note are verandah posts, with drip moulds and decorative lattice work. Decoration could well be original. Simple double hung windows on either side of four panelled door. Screen door not a problem. Fence replaced but house is virtually unaltered. Small, attractive front garden.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

History

Historical notes: First appears in Sands Directory in 1890, when it was occupied by J Gatgens, carpenter. He was possibly the builder.

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.
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 Study199012/1 - 0255Perumal 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: 2620269


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