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Clarence Street Precinct

Item details

Name of item: Clarence Street Precinct
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: Clarence Street, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Clarence StreetBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This group of late nineteenth and early twentieth century residences are of local significance for their high quality architectural character and residential streetscape. The street trees of the precinct are of particular local significance because they were planted as a Mayoral Avenue in 1939. Eeach tree is honouring one of the past Mayors of Burwood.
Date significance updated: 06 Dec 01
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Construction years: 1874-1918
Physical description: This precinct comprises of 81, 83 (Elim) Shaftesbury Road; 1A (Athole) Church Street and 1, 4 (Lynton), 5, 6 (Dobroyde), 7, 8 (Cranbrook) Clarence Street.
Cranbrook is a late Victorian villa built in c.1898. Federation housing dominates this group with Elim, designed by Sir John Sulman, in c.1905 and Lynton, c.1906, fine examples of two large mansions. Numbers 5 and 5A Clarence Street are smaller federation homes featuring dichromatic brickwork, circular window and gable roof forms.
This street is planted with Stenocarpus sinatus (Firewheel tree) which provide a unified appearance to the streetscape.


Historical notes: Clarence Street Precinct comprises mix of Victorian and Federation housing, which were built within the period of 1874 and 1918.

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-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 001921 Jul 89 844570
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19863.9Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenEric Dunlop1974'Harvest of the Years'- The Story of Burwood

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250246

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