Heritage

Caffyn Park

Item details

Name of item: Caffyn Park
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Other - Parks, Gardens & Trees
Primary address: Blake, Victory and Portland Streets, Dover Heights, NSW 2030
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Blake, Victory and Portland StreetsDover HeightsWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Small park from c. 1930's enjoying extensive harbour views. Notable planting from the Inter-War period. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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: Small park, a little less than 1 hectare in area. Elevated plateau with magnificent expansive view down Sydney Harbour, to city and Harbour Bridge. Semi-circular layout of Canary Island palms, possibly from c. 1930's or 40's, up to 8m high. Groups of same palms in street reserve just below park. Recently planted native species sympathetically sited near boundaries, away from palms. Natural sandstone ledges and rock faces present.
Current use: Park
Former use: Park

History

Historical notes: Historical themes: Leisure & Recreation; Amenity/Infrastructure.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of natural and streetscape/landscape significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered sympathetically
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 Trees/Gardens L71/2059Waverley  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620331


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