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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Singleton Road, Wilberforce, NSW 2756
Parish: Wilberforce
County: Cook
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Singleton RoadWilberforceHawkesburyWilberforceCookPrimary Address
King RoadWilberforceHawkesbury  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

1 Singleton Road, Wilberforce is a good representative example of a large Federation house with arts and crafts influences. Its location on a prominent corner, near the early centre of the township, gives it importance in the streetscape.

The house has an important association with the Daley family and in particular Lillian Daley, a daughter of James Buttsworth and postmistress in Wilberforce from 1912 to 1952.
Date significance updated: 08 Jul 02
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Description

Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: The house at the northwest corner of Singleton road (Putty Road) and King road, Wilberforce is a late Federation period house with influences of the Queen Anne Style. It has a hipped and gabled roof with gablet vents at the ridge, feature gables on the east and north sides, and marking the east entry. A verandah , broken back to the main roof, wraps around the east and north sides, between the gables. On the northeast corner is an angled bay window, projecting into the verandah and marked in the roof with a small gable.

The roof is sheeted with corrugated steel, now painted, and the walls are clad with a weatherboard spandrel and fibro. The gables are finished with simple fretwork barge boards. There is one corbelled brick chimney.

The house has multipane casement windows, with skillion awnings over the windows in the projecting gabled fronts. The front door is multipaned with sidelights.

The verandah is supported on paired timber posts above brick piers. Simple fretwork brackets embellish the posts.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:08 Jul 02
Modifications and dates: Shops c1970
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: This house was not shown as erected on this land when the owner, James Rose Buttsworth died on 4 April 1902. After his death, this land was sold by his devisees for £120 to his daughter Lillian. (Land Titles)

Lillian Buttsworth married Arthur Patrick Daley, a local butcher, in 1904. (BDM Indexes) The house was possibly built around this time, but its style suggests it could have been built a few years later. Lillian Daley followed her mother in the position of local postmistress, a position she held from 1912 to 1952 when she was replaced by her daughter, Mrs G. Tuckerman. (Bowd p188)

Lillian Daley devised "my dwelling at Wilberforce wherein I now reside" as a life estate to her husband. The property was not then further devised until 1969. (Land Titles) It is likely the shops on the northeast corner of the site were built around that time.

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]
The house has an important association with the Daley family and in particular Lillian Daley, a daughter of James Buttsworth and postmistress in Wilberforce from 1912 to 1952.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
1 Singleton Road, Wilberforce is a good representative example of a large Federation house with arts and crafts influences. Its location on a prominent corner, near the early centre of the township, gives it importance in the streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
1 Singleton Road, Wilberforce is a good representative example of a large Federation house with arts and crafts influences.
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 PlanResidence384   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001384Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH/TK Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987395Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/WL-15Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Deceased estate file, James R. Buttsworth Z13377 SRNSW 20/7029
Written  Old Systems Deeds No. 791, Bk 2935; No. 424, Bk 841; No 574 Bk 70
WrittenBowd, Douglas Gordon1994Macquarie Country

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740093


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