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Lone Acre

Item details

Name of item: Lone Acre
Other name/s: Lone Acre; House and Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 8-14 Hawkesbury Street, Pitt Town, NSW 2756
Parish: Pitt Town
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8-14 Hawkesbury StreetPitt TownHawkesburyPitt TownCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Lone Acre is the finest Federation bungalow in the Pitt Town area. Its broad roof and generous verandahs sit well in the generous garden.

Set in a substantial and mature garden and retaining the low brickwork of its front fence, it is an important part of the local streetscape.

Lone Acre has historical significance for its association with William Stubbs junior and his wife Fannie (nee Wilbow) who built the house around the time of their marriage in 1907. Both Fannie and William were members of long established families in the area. The house remained in their ownership until 1957, when it was passed to another member of the Stubbs family.
Date significance updated: 02 Jan 02
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Description

Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Lone Acre is a fine and substantial Federation bungalow set in a large, established garden. The site is marked on the Hawkesbury Street boundary by a fence with a low base of brickwork. The aluminium pickets above the brick base are a late C20th modification.

The house has a low-medium pitched hipped roof with gablet vents. The roof extends over the verandah on the north, west and south sides with a broken back form. A central gable on the Hawkesbury Street (west) side marks the entry. A gable also punctuates the roofline on the north side facing the garden. The house has brick chimneys with terracotta pots.

The roof is of corrugated steel and the walls are of red brickwork with liver bricks used for the quoins and the bullnosed brickwork at the top of the fence and verandah piers. The feature gables are clad with shingles.

The verandah is supported on paired timber posts linked by a frieze of timber slats. The pairs of posts stand on tapered brick piers. Curved fretwork brackets provide supplementary support to the verandah plate.

The front door has sidelights and a toplight. Sets of three leadlight casements flank the front door. French doors with shutters open to the side verandahs.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:02 Jan 02
Modifications and dates: Aluminium pickets to front fence c. 1990s.
Current use: House and garden
Former use: House and garden

History

Historical notes: This building is situated on lots 1 to 6 of Section 2 of the Town of Vermont subdivided by the Haymarket Permanent Land Building and Investment Co Ltd in 1882. On 22 July 1895, the Company conveyed lots 5 and 6 to James Thomas Wilbow, farmer of Pitt Town for £9/10-. He gave lots 1 to 6 as a gift to his daughter Fannie Stubbs, wife of William Stubbs junior, farmer of Pitt Town, in April 1907. It is likely that Lone Acre was built soon after this time. Fannie Stubbs conveyed the property to Richard Owens Stubbs, farmer of Vermont, Pitt Town on 23 December 1957 for £4,000.

Reference: Land Titles, Deeds, No 813 Bk 561; No 703 Bk 825; No 913 Bk 2433

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 a)
[Historical significance]
Lone Acre has historical significance for its association with William Stubbs junior and his wife Fannie (nee Wilbow) who built the house around the time of their marriage in 1907. Both Fannie and William were members of long established families in the area. The house remained in their ownership until 1957, when it was passed to another member of the Stubbs family.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Lone Acre is the finest Federation bungalow in the Pitt Town area. Its broad roof and generous verandahs sit well in the generous garden.

Set in a substantial and mature garden and retaining the low brickwork of its front fence, it is an important part of the local streetscape.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Substantial Federation bungalows such as this are unusual in the Pitt Town area.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Lone Acre is a fine and intact example of a Federation bungalow.
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHawkesbury LEP 2012I29921 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001299Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987152Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/PT-24Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Land Titles, Deeds, No 813 Bk 561; No 703 Bk 825; No 913 Bk 2433

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740022


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