Euston | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Euston
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 67 Floss St, Hurlstone Park, NSW 2193
Parish: Petersham
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canterbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
67 Floss StHurlstone ParkCanterburyPetershamCumberlandPrimary Address
Euston RoadHurlstone ParkCanterburyPetershamCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

‘Euston’ is a representative example of a large single-story Federation Queen Anne dwelling, exhibiting characteristic features of its type. The significance of the item derives from its intactness and quality, but primarily from its historic and aesthetic values in relation to the development of the locality. ‘Euston’ was built and sited to overlook the dedicated ‘Euston Reserve’, and Euston Square. ‘Euston’ therefore has a relationship with contemporary neighbouring features planned and laid out at the same time. This relationship can still be interpreted today, and forms a significant landscape feature in the locality. ‘Euston’ also clearly illustrates the rapid development phase in the locality around 1910 following subdivision of the Jeffreys Estate.

‘Euston’ was built and occupied by Vincent Campbell Sharp…and is of some local significance in this respect [more research necessary to confirm – see ‘Historic’ assessment criterion below.]

‘Euston’ is therefore of local cultural heritage significance.
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Physical description: ‘Euston’ is a good example of a typical single-storey Federation Queen Anne free-standing house, of reasonable size. Though being compromised to some extent by unsympathetic additions, these are reversible. The essential configuration and character of the dwelling is intact and recoverable. The dwelling features characteristic decorative features, including timber fretwork.

‘Euston’ was designed and built to relate to the dedicated parkland of ‘Euston Reserve’. The dwelling has retained this relationship, and is a prominent building in the locality. ‘Euston’ is ‘read’ in relationship to green space, and together with the park forms a recognisable landscape feature in the locality.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Currently under conservation and preservation works.
Date condition updated:07 Mar 05


Historical notes: This land was originally part of a tannery and the site was owned by George Jeffreys. The land was subdivided in August 1910 as Jeffrey’s Estate. In mid 1911, Allotments 53 to 56 plus the reserve named ‘Euston Square’ were transferred to Vincent Campbell Sharp, gentleman of Fern Hill (the then name for the locality). In October 1911, Sharp dedicated ‘Euston Square’ as public land. He built this house in 1911. It was listed as ‘Euston’ in ‘Euston Square’ (between Euston and Floss Streets) in the 1912 Sands Directory. The Water Board Detail Survey for this area was updated in April 1912 and showed this house with garden layout details.

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. Creating a Home-

Recommended management:

It is recommended that unsympathetic additions be removed, and the dwelling maintained in a manner appropriate to its significance. Review the conservation plan in regular intervals.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementNo Action, follow existing management contols07 Mar 05


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanterbury LEP 2012i12501 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan 138   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Canterbury Heritage Study1988 Terry Kass & Meredith Walker  No
Canterbury Heritage Study Review2006 City Plan Heritage  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenJohn Sands1912Sydney Sands Directory
WrittenLand Property Information Certificate of Title and Deposited Plan
WrittenMWSB1912MWSB Detail Survey - Canterbury Sheet 32

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1300049

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