Bungalows | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Bungalows
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 1-7 & 2-12 Yenda Avenue, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1-7 & 2-12 Yenda AvenueWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Very good grouping of Inter-War Bungalows, clearly defined by surrounding cliff faces. Example of a street which developed in a very short space of time, in contrast to surrounding area. Consistent and little changed since. Roof forms and materials important in views from nearby vantage points. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 08 Nov 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Good grouping of late 1920's Bungalows. Surrounding stone cliff faces clearly define the grouping. Consistency of roof shapes and terra cotta roof tiles, particularly noticeable from vantage points nearby. Most double gabled, with colonettes and brick piers to flat roofed porches. Dark brick with stone foundations. Some alterations, including painting/rendering of brick, and porch enclosures. Overall consistency and integrity is good. No. 1 is best preserved in the group (see separate listing form).
Current use: Dwelling houses
Former use: Dwelling houses


Historical notes: The houses on Yenda Avenue were all developed around the same time. Set in what appears to be a former quarry. The street, and Nos. 2-8 and 3-7, first appeared in Sands Directory in 1928. Nos. 1, 10 and 12 appear by 1930. Known in the 1930's by the following names: No. 2 "Ratcliff"; No. 6 "Knilford"; No. 8 "Quipolly"; No. 10 "Felice"; No. 12 "Leacourt"; No. 1 "Brixton"; No. 3 "Mendoza" and No. 7 "Resthaven".

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]
These items are of historical and cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
These items are of architectural; aesthetic; group value and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
These items are 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.


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 Study199016/3 - 0308Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620322

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