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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 26 Rose Street, Wilberforce, NSW 2756
Parish: Wilberforce
County: Cook
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
26 Rose StreetWilberforceHawkesburyWilberforceCookPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

26 Rose Street, Wilberforce is a good, intact example of a Federation Queen Anne house. The use of sandstone walling gives this house added distinction.

This house has an association with a prominent local family, the Bowds through Edward Bowd who built the house and lived there until his death in 1936.
Date significance updated: 09 Jul 02
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Description

Construction years: 1900-1900
Physical description: The house at 26 Rose Street is a single storey house in the Federation Queen Anne style. Built of sparrow-pecked sandstone, the house has a hipped roof with a projecting gable on the north (Rose Street) elevation. A verandah on the north and east sides is broken back to the main roof and gablets provide relief to the main roof.

The north gable has a pair of double hung windows with multi-pane top sashes shaded by a skillion roofed awning on sunray patterned fretwork brackets . A gable screen is made of a squared finial, collar tie and diagonal elements.

The front door is five panelled. Windows are double hung with multi-paned top sashes. The verandah is supported on stop chamfered posts and has sunray pattern brackets.

The house has three sandstone chimneys. The stone walls are embellished with a string course at sill level.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:27 Jun 02
Modifications and dates: 1990s reproduction finial, fence and lychgate.
Pebblecrete verandah paving
Weatherboard addition at rear.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: This house stands on land which was conveyed to Edward Thomas Bowd in November 1877. He died in March 1936. During the time he owned the land, he had erected this stone cottage on it which he used as his own home. In later years a number of family members confirmed that they had lived in this house.

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]
This house has an association with a prominent local family, the Bowds through Edward Bowd who built the house and lived there until his death in 1936.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
26 Rose Street, Wilberforce is a good, intact example of a Federation Queen Anne house. The use of sandstone walling gives this house added distinction.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
26 Rose Street, Wilberforce is a good, intact example of a Federation Queen Anne 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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHawkesbury LEP 2012I39121 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001391Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH/TK Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987405Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/WL-27Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written   Deeds, No 765 Bk 223; RPA 58242

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740084


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