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Item details

Name of item: Brick Cottages [Item 180]
Other name/s: Eislederf (No.21)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 9, 21 Seymour Street, Croydon Park, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
9, 21 Seymour StreetCroydon ParkBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Nos. 9 and 21 Seymour Street, Croydon have historic and aesthetic significance as very good intact examples of single storeyed c.1900’s -1915 Federation style houses. The buildings retain their original form, character and detailing including face brickwork, a gabled and hipped roof clad in slate tiles with tall decorative chimneys, ridge capping and finials, a projecting gable with a roughcast panel, central motif and timber battens, front verandah with detailing on a tessellated tiled base and timber framed casement windows featuring small coloured glass panels. The buildings make a positive contribution to the Seymour Street streetscape.
Date significance updated: 18 Jun 14
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Description

Construction years: 1920-1920
Physical description: No. 9
Single storey c.1900’s -1915 Federation bungalow with gabled and hipped roof clad in slate tiles with tall brick decorative chimneys and terracotta ridge capping and finials. The front facade is constructed of face brickwork and features a projecting gable with a roughcast rendered panel at the apex, a central motif and timber battens. The steep pitched slate tiled roof extends over the verandah and is supported by decorative twin timber posts on low brick piers on a tessellated tiled base with a low curved brick balustrade. The front projecting bay has timber framed casement windows with small coloured glass panels and coloured panelled highlight windows with a timber hood over. Other details include contrasting banded brickwork; timber framed casement windows with small coloured glass panels with a flat arched upper sash and a timber front door with security screen.

There is a small garden with lawn and no front fence. A curved front path extends to the tiled entry verandah. A concrete strip driveway is located close to the northern boundary.

Modifications
Side driveway and carport added. Screen door installed.

No. 21
Single storey c.1900’s -1915 Federation bungalow with gabled and hipped roof clad in slate tiles with tall brick decorative chimneys and terracotta ridge capping and finials. The front facade is constructed of tuck pointed brickwork and features a projecting gable with a roughcast rendered panel at the apex, a central motif and timber battens. A separate corrugated steel bull nose verandah is supported by turned timber posts with timber balustrade, brackets and a balustrade valence. The front projecting bay has timber framed casement windows with small coloured glass panels and coloured panelled highlight windows with a shingled hood over. Other details include decorative rendered moulded sills, timber framed double hung windows and a timber panelled front door with highlight and steel security screen. .

There is a small garden with lawn and shrubs. A timber picket fence and gate is on the street boundary. A curved concrete path extends to the tiled entry verandah. A paved brick driveway is located close to the southern boundary.

Modifications
Side driveway added. Security door installed.

History

Historical notes: Land granted to William Faithful in c.1808 covers what is now Enfield and much of Croydon Park. The land was later owned by Simeon Lord, one of Sydney's wealthiest merchants, and in c.1824, by W.H. Moore, who cleared much of the heavily timbered area for farming.

The earliest commercial activity in the area was the lumber trade. Thomas Hyndes, a prosperous merchant, had timber getters and millers working the land of the Cooks River valley as early as c.1809. By the mid 1840’s, wood cutters, gardeners, innkeepers, storekeepers and blacksmiths were forming the nucleus of the Enfield village. Hyndes financed the building of a schoolhouse and St Thomas’ Church, opening in 1847 and 1848 respectively.

The Cooks River valley remained a rural district in c.1890’s with two vineyards, various market gardens and nurseries, and a poultry farm. The Enfield district featured numerous brick yards and a stream brick factory. Rupert Cook’s Brickworks operated on land alongside Mitchell Street, now part of Henley Park. The Enfield Tramway is important in the area’s history and development, established in c.1891 as a steam operation, but electrified and expanded in c.1912.

By the 1920’s the area was predominately working class with construction of modest cottages on small allotments by speculative builders. During the 1930’s depression, the government made funds available for improvements to the Municipality, including the construction of the Enfield Olympic Pool, which opened in c.1933.

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. Suburban Expansion-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The site and buildings are of local historical significance as part of an early subdivision and Federation period of development in the local area constructed in c.1900’s-1915.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The buildings are of local aesthetic significance as very good intact examples of single storey c.1900’s -1915 Federation style houses. The buildings retain their original form, character and detailing including face brickwork, a gabled and hipped roof clad in slate tiles with tall decorative chimneys, ridge capping and finials, a projecting gable with a roughcast panel, central motif and timber battens, front verandah with detailing on a tessellated tiled base and timber framed casement windows featuring small coloured glass panels.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The buildings are very good representative examples of a single storey Federation style houses constructed in c.1900’s -1915.
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 garden setting of the front yard and side setbacks should be retained.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBrick Cottages001921 Jul 89 844570
Local Environmental PlanBurwood Local Environmental Plan 2012i18009 Nov 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19863.36Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250273


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