Heritage

Palmerston

Item details

Name of item: Palmerston
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 18 Blandford Avenue, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Blandford AvenueWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the oldest buildings in Waverley. Originally one of its most magnificent villas. Considerable social and historical interest. Whilst the setting and context have been severely compromised, the building appears to retain much of its essential fabric. Would be capable of reconstruction. The surrounds also have archaeological potential. High local significance, with regional potential.
Date significance updated: 23 Oct 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: Early stone building. Large two storey structure, rectangular in form. Stone now painted. Hipped roof, now in concrete tiles. Rear faces to street. Original verandah on east elevation lost.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; archaeological; architectural; aesthetic; rarity value.
Current use: Residential flat building
Former use: Villa

History

Historical notes: Built sometime between the original purchase from the Crown, in 1855, and the first appearance in Sands in 1861. The then owner was William Spain. He sold to J de V Lamb in 1874. By this time the holding totalled 14.6 hectares, with magnificent grounds. Rivalled nearby "Bronte" in size and prestige. For a time used by a motion picture studio, early this century. Now a residential flat building.

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]
One of the oldest buildings in Waverley. Originally one of its most magnificent villas. Considerable social and historical interest. Whilst the setting and context have been severely compromised, the building appears to retain much of its essential fabric. Would be capable of reconstruction. The surrounds also have archaeological potential. High local significance, with regional potential.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered unsympathetically; reversible.
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 studyWaverley Heritage Study1993   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1991 Perumal 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: 2990001


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