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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Other name/s: Hillcrest
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: -34 03 12 Long: 150 42 18
Primary address: 7 Menangle Road, Camden, NSW 2570
Parish: CAMDEN
County: CAMDEN
Local govt. area: Camden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP927038
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
7 Menangle RoadCamdenCamdenCAMDENCAMDENPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of many early homes built by local builder, John Peat, for Camden middle-class families.
Date significance updated: 11 Jul 02
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Builder/Maker: John Peat
Physical description: One storey brick federation cottage with tiled hipped roof and two-toned brick chimneys. It has a painted corrugated iron timber posted bullnose verandah with Queen Anne style valance and brick wall. There is two-toned brick work around the edges of the building and around the windows and doors. There is a timber picket fence to the front and timber gates.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is in good condition.
Date condition updated:28 May 02
Modifications and dates: Addition to rear, timber carport to side with similar details to verandah).
Current use: Residence
Former use: Boarding House


Historical notes: One of a large number of Camden homes built by local builder, John Peat, for local middle-class families in 1910 - 1925. This house was "Hillcrest" and was a boarding house in 1925.

Historical sources consider that the boarding house was owned by Miss Fanny Hawkey from 1920's to her death in 1935. Young Church of England Ministers always boarded there.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: The house retains good integrity and intactness.
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:

Conserve and maintain significant fabric.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCamden LEP 2010I6403 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1280075

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