Essex | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Essex
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 47 Railway Crescent, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
47 Railway CrescentBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Essex is of local significance as a well maintained small scale Federation house built around the turn of the century, it still retaines its original detailing and illustrates the development of Burwood as a railway and garden suburb.
Date significance updated: 18 Oct 01
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Construction years: 1918-1918
Physical description: Essex is well detailed single storey brick Federation house located on the corner of Gordon Street and opposite the railway. It is situated on the crest of the hill and it addresses both streets with small bays. One bay is square and the other is polygonal in form. Decorative timber balustraded valance are attractive features of Essex.


Historical notes: Essex was built between the period of 1874 and 1918.

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. Garden Suburbs-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanEssex001921 Jul 89 844570
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19861.22Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250023

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