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Pickwick Park

Item details

Name of item: Pickwick Park
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 799 Sackville Road, Ebenezer, NSW 2756
Parish: Wilberforce
County: Cook
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
799 Sackville RoadEbenezerHawkesburyWilberforceCookPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Pickwick Park is an important and intact example of a Federation homestead featuring sandstone walling, a bullnose verandah and original joinery. The jacaranda in the front garden provides and attractive setting.
Date significance updated: 18 Nov 02
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Description

Construction years: 1899-1899
Physical description: Pickwick Park is set well back from Sackville Road on the top of a small hill. It is a single storey Federation period house with a hipped roof of corrugated steel and sandstone walls encircled by a bullnosed verandah. The original section of the house has a symmetrical front with 2 over 2 pane double hung windows flaking a high waisted door. The verandah is supported on timber posts with sunray pattern brackets.

A mature jacaranda is in the front garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:18 Nov 02
Modifications and dates: A western pavilion was built in the 1950s and a linking wing was built c.1990.

A modern garage and pavilion are to the north of the house.
Current use: House
Former use: House

History

Historical notes: The builder of this house was responsible for 12 other houses in the Wilberforce district.

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]
Pickwick Park is an important and intact example of a Federation homestead featuring sandstone walling, a bullnose verandah and original joinery. The jacaranda in the front garden provides an attractive setting.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Pickwick Park is an important and intact example of a Federation homestead featuring sandstone walling, a bullnose verandah and original joinery.
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 2012I33821 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001338Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury198731Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/E-10Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Oral History  Conversation with owner 5 Nov 2002

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740178


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