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Mv055 : Weatherboard House and Garden

Item details

Name of item: Mv055 : Weatherboard House and Garden
Other name/s: Cherrywood
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 7-9 Carrington Avenue, Mount Victoria, NSW 2786
Parish: Hartley
County: Cook
Local govt. area: Blue Mountains
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
7-9 Carrington AvenueMount VictoriaBlue Mountains HartleyCookPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

7-9 Carrington Avenue has some historical significance because it was constructed as part of a group of dwellings in Carrington Avenue by the same owner, Henry Crawford, around 1914, and was occupied by him and members of his family. It is an important element in the townscape of this part of Mt Victoria and contributes to the character of Carrington Avenue.
Date significance updated: 22 Jan 02
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Description

Physical description: 7-9 Carrington Avenue is a single storey cottage with a gabled roof located close to the street. Its roof is covered with corrugated iron.

History

Historical notes: The land occupied by 7-9 Carrington Avenue is a part of the land granted to Mary Finn on 16 September 1868.

By the second half of the 1880s a quantity of land, icluding land along Carrington Avenue was owned by the local agent George Hubbard Cooper.The Coopers were a family of hoteliers who promoted early coaching services at Mt Victoria and ran regular trips to Jenolan Caves, and George Hubbard Cooper purchased the Fairfax Estate and opened Cooper's Grand Hotel (now the Manor House) in the second half of the 1880s. (LTO 1028-79, Rate Records, Silvey, p.5). It was subdivided and sold off to various individuals. Lot 12 of the subdivision was sold to a local labourer, John Stone, in May 1892. On 16 January 1896 Stone mortgaged his land to William and Anne Seaward of Ashfield and John Aitken, a Sydney solicitor, then in January 1898 the title to it passed from Stone to Henry Lawrence Crawford, a Sydney accountant. Henry Crawford subsequently purchased the adjacent Lots 11 and part of Lot 13 from George Cooper around the beginning of September 1905.

In January 1913 Crawford mortgaged the property to Arthur Hezlet of Burwood, and took out another mortgage with Hezlet in January 1918. The cottages that occupy 5 and 7-9 Carrington Street were probably built around 1913 or 1914; the cottage that stands on what is now 7-9 Carrington Avenue was called "Cherrywood" and was occupied by Henry Crawford from 1914 or 1915 onwards. In May 1916 Crawford, purchased Lot 16 from Cooper and Lot 17 at the beginning of 1919, presumably to give "Cherrywood" more extensive surrounds. Henry Crawford died during 1919 and in 1920 the property was inherited by Annie Johanna Bradley, Mary Hilda Crawford and Katherine Crawford. On 5 March 1920 the title to it was transferred over solely to Katherine Crawford who seems to have lived in "Cherrywood". Some four months later she mortgaged it to John Yeomans, solicitor of Sydney. It would appear that Katherine Crawford died by 1925, and the Public Trustee eventually transferred the title to a part of her property to Errol Ernest Barden, a grader driver of Mt Victoria, on 20 October 1939 and the remainder to Joan Cotte on (LTO 1056-124, 1631-235, 2666-2 and 2920-156). Miss Cotte died around 1961, and her property at Mt Victoria passed into the hands of the Perpetual Trustee.

On 30 March 1962 the title to the property passed to bar manager Henry Wallace O’Connor, bar manager of Potts Point, and his wife Betty. 5 Carrington Avenue was sold to Florence McLean Green of Moss Vale in April 1972 (LTO 5322-81), and the following year 7-9 Carrington Street was sold to Dion and Maureen Boehme (LTO 12492-79 to 81)

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The cottage has some historical significance because it was constructed as part of a group of three dwellings in Carrington Avenue by the same owner, Henry Crawford, around 1914. Crawford and members of his family occupied the cottage for a number of years.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Although the scale and detailing of 7-9 Carrington Avenue are modest, the cottage is an important element in the townscape of this part of Mt Victoria and contributes to the character of Carrington Avenue This is enhanced by the visual relationship of the house with 7-9 Carrintgton Avenue to the north.
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 PlanLEP2005MV05507 Oct 05 122 
Heritage study MV055   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Technical Audit BM Heritage Register2008MV055Blue Mountains City CouncilCity Planning Branch No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1975Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 12492 Folio 79 to 81
Written 1972Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 11883 Folio 72
Written 1942Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 5322 Folio 81
Written 1919Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 2920 Folio 156
Written 1916Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 2666 Folio 2
Written 1905Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 1631 Folio 235
Written 1892Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 1056 Folio 124
Written 1891Certificate of Title, Register Book Volume 1028 Folio 79
Written  Council Rate Records

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1172046


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