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Ben Linden

Item details

Name of item: Ben Linden
Other name/s: Miss Stuckey's House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 311 Camden Valley Way, Narellan, NSW 2567
Local govt. area: Camden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
311 Camden Valley WayNarellanCamden  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An excellent example of Federation dwelling with a prominent position and landscaped surrounds, and extraordinary history of use within the Narellan Town Centre and Camden LGA. It is a now rare, tangible remnant of Narellan Town's development during the Federation period, and along with the former Burton Arms Inn, Public School, St Thomas' Church and grounds, Narellan Hotel, former butcher's shop and cottage, and milk depot, are the historically most important remaining built elements of Narellan Township's history. Its former role as a maternity hospital is likely to embrace social significance within the local community.
Date significance updated: 26 Sep 02
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Physical description: The house is located within an commercial/industrial area on the Camden Valley Way. The single storey house has a tiled hip and valley roof. The eaves extend to form a verandah over the entry way. The walls appear to be roughcast brick work. The verandah is supported by plain timber posts.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The bungalow and grounds appear generally in good condition.
Date condition updated:03 Sep 02
Modifications and dates: At some stage the roof has been modified. (Travis 1990:39)
Current use: Residence
Former use: Maternity Hospital/Residence


Historical notes: Sister Jean Stuckey conducted a private maternity hospital in the handsome bungalow "Ben Linden".

Historical sources consider that the building was the residence of G S Blackmoor in the late 1920-30's.
The building was used as a private school before Miss Stuckey.

Residence of Note include Colonel and Mrs Shaw, the Colonel ran the private school at Studley Park.

Built by Blackmoor who ran Jack Cross's former shop. Mr & Mrs Halkett who ran it as a private hospital after the Stuckeys sold it.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: The building retains a reasonable level of integrity.
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 6 fabric, landscape, setting and property boundary curtilage.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCamden LEP 2010I13103 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Camden and Narellan Town Centres Study1990 Travis Partners Pty Ltd  Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1280108

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