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House and Garden

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 96 Bathurst Street, Pitt Town, NSW 2756
Parish: Pitt Town
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
96 Bathurst StreetPitt TownHawkesburyPitt TownCumberlandPrimary Address
Church StreetPitt TownHawkesbury  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

96 Bathurst Street is a substantial late Federation filigree house. Larger than most houses in Pitt Town and located on a prominent corner close to the centre of the town, it is an important element in the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 02 Jan 02
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: 96 Bathurst Street is the site of a substantial Federation filigree house facing Bathurst Street. The house is single storey with a hipped roof and ventilation gablets. A bullnose verandah runs around the northwest, northeast and southeast sides of the house. A gable breaks through the verandah to mark the central entry on the Bathurst Street (northwest) front. The house has brick chimneys with dentilated corbels and terracotta pots. The site is enclosed on the street boundaries by a reproduction picket fence.

The house is roofed in corrugated steel and the walls have a rusticated weatherboard spandrel and fibro above. The verandah has turned timber posts, a balustrade of timber slats (late C20th reproduction) and a frieze of timber fretwork with fretwork brackets below.

The front door is high waisted and has 2 pane sidelights and a toplight. It is flanked by sets of three leadlight casements.

A number of mature trees remain in the yard.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:02 Jan 02
Current use: House and garden
Former use: House and garden

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. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
96 Bathurst Street is a substantial late Federation filigree house. Larger than most houses in Pitt Town and located on a prominent corner close to the centre of the town, it is an important element in the streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
96 Bathurst Street is a good example of a Federation filigree house.
Integrity/Intactness: High
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanNo. 96 Bathurst Street287   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001287Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987137Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/PT-8Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740012

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