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Victorian Dwelling

Item details

Name of item: Victorian Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Other - Residential Buildings (private)
Primary address: 25 Harrow Road, Auburn, NSW 2144
Parish: Liberty Plains
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Auburn
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
25 Harrow RoadAuburnAuburnLiberty PlainsCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This site has local historical significance as a representative example of early residence erected in the study area in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century on one of the earlier subdivisions. It is aesthetically significant as a good example of a Federation residence where the original fabric of the building is largely intact and it has attractive and interesting detail.

The site also, through its character and location, provides evidence of the influence of the transport routes and industrial development in the residential suburb of Auburn.The site may be socially significant for its associations with recreational activity: ie: dancing and music.
Date significance updated: 05 Aug 10
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Description

Construction years: 1876-1925
Physical description: External Materials: Face brick, terra cotta tiles, corrugated iron, timber details and joinery.

Internal Materials: Unseen.

Styles: Late Victorian / Federation

This one storey cottage has a simple ‘box-like’ massing with a hipped gable roof clad in terra-cotta tiles. It is a brick building, set on a masonry plinth near the street frontage. It has a side driveway leading to a rear yard. The front of the building features a verandah and unusual gabled entry with four turned timber posts, decorative timber brackets and a timber valance. The front door is located in the centre of the front facade. It is timber framed and panelled with side and top light windows. Two timber framed, double hung, sash windows are located in the wall either side of the front door. They also have side and top light windows. The sills are stone.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is relatively intact and in good condition.The gabled entry appears to have been modified with the application of timber shingles to the gable end. The main roof has been replaced with terra cotta tiles.
Date condition updated:04 Apr 11
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: The improved transportation infrastructure to the region, including rail and road networks, and the relocation of many industries and other utilities to Auburn resulted in a growth in residential development around the emerging town centres and within walking distance from the places of employment.

The nature of these early residences varied according to their location. This is a surviving cottage on one of the early subdivisions in Auburn. It was owned by the Evans family, who were involved in teaching music and dancing, they even had a ballroom added onto the house.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This site has local historical significance as a representative example of early residence erected in the study area in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century on one of the earlier subdivisions.
The site also, through its character and location, provides evidence of the influence of the transport routes and industrial development in the residential suburb of Auburn.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
It is aesthetically significant as a good example of a Federation residence where the original fabric of the building is largely intact and it has attractive and interesting detail.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
The site may be socially significant for its associations with recreational activity: ie: dancing and music.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This is a surviving cottage on one of the early subdivisions in Auburn. It was owned by the Evans family, who were involved in teaching music and dancing, they even had a ballroom added onto the house.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is largely intact and it has attractive and interesting detail.
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.

Recommended management:

This building has heritage merit. Future alterations should respect the external architectural integrity and important internal features.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanAuburn Local Environmental Plan 2010I2229 Oct 10 14111411
Heritage studySchwager Brooks and Partners Auburn Heritage Study8-2-3-133   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Auburn Heritage Study19968-2-3-133Schwager Brooks and Partners Pty LtdSchwager Brooks 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: 1030020


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