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Brick Cottage [Item 99]

Item details

Name of item: Brick Cottage [Item 99]
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 8 Seale Street, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Seale StreetBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

No. 8 Seale Street, Burwood has historic and aesthetic significance as a very good intact example of a single storeyed early c. 1900s house designed in the Federation Bungalow style. The building retains its original form, character and detailing including a return verandah with timber floor, turned timber posts and valence, face brick work, timber framed double hung windows and timber and glass panelled front door with sidelight and highlight windows. The building and garden makes a good contribution to the streetscape with its intact form and remnant plantings.
Date significance updated: 13 May 19
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Description

Construction years: 1918-1918
Physical description: Single storey early c.1900s Federation Bungalow located on the corner of Quandong Avenue and Seale Street. The steep pitched slate tiled hipped roof has terracotta tiled ridge capping with a roughcast and brick chimney with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of face brickwork with contrasting brick sills. An open verandah continues around both sides of the building with a bull nosed corrugated steel roof supported on turned timber posts with timber valence on a suspended timber floor. Other features include a timber and glass panelled front door with leadlight sidelight and highlight windows, an original timber frame wire screen door, timber framed double hung windows and marble front stairs.

There is a concrete strip driveway on the eastern side with rear garage. A low curved timber picket fence is on the front boundary. There is a mature medium sized front garden with lawns, trees and plants and larger trees on the Quandong Avenue boundary.

Modifications
Replacement of the original bull nosed verandah.

History

Historical notes: The first land grants in the Burwood district included those to Thomas Rowley in c.1799 and William Faithful in c.1808. In c.1812, Rowley’s ‘Burwood Farm’ was bought by Alexander Riley, who built the first house in the district, ‘Burwood Villa’ in c.1814.

Early activity in the area included farming activities, collection of timber and the development of service industries along Parramatta and Liverpool Roads. A railway was constructed in c.1855 to link Sydney and Parramatta, with Burwood being one of the six stops. It became a passenger service for the wealthy city businessmen who lived in villa estates. A village subdivision was laid out around the railway line in c.1854 and the area remained relatively open. Through to the 1880’s, a number of gentleman’s estates were established in and around Burwood.

By c.1895 the villa estates had largely been subdivided. Burwood remained an attractive railway suburb of gentlemen’s residences and during the following two decades its character as a garden suburb developed as there was limited industrial development in the area, but there was a variety of service industries as well as some modest homes.

In Australia Federation style architecture exhibits qualities that are similar from English models from which it drew inspiration. Buildings in this style are domestic in scale and use traditional vernacular motifs to achieve informality of planning, massing, fenestration and landscaping

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 Garden Suburbs-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The site and building are of local historical significance as part of an early subdivision and Federation period of development in the local area constructed in early c. 1900s.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The building is of local aesthetic significance as a very good intact example of a single storey early c. 1900s house designed in the Federation Bungalow style. The building retains its original form, character and detailing including a return verandah with timber floor, turned timber posts and valence, face brick work, timber framed double hung windows and timber and glass panelled front door with sidelight and highlight windows.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The building is a very good representative example of a single storey Federation Bungalow style house that was constructed in early c. 1900s.
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:

[a] Architectural detailing and decorative elements of the building should be conserved. [b] The form, scale and character of the building, together with its curtilage and streetscape presentation should be maintained. [c] No new openings i.e. windows and doors should be made to the front facade of the building. [d] Any future additions should be generally confined to the rear of the building and should be subordinate to the principal building form. [e] The major garden elements should be retained including significant trees or specimen plantings, retaining walls, stairs etc.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBrick Cottage001921 Jul 89 844570
Local Environmental PlanBurwood LEP 2012i9909 Nov 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19862.105Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250235


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