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Gladwyn

Item details

Name of item: Gladwyn
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 96 Queens Road, Hurstville, NSW 2220
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Hurstville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
96 Queens RoadHurstvilleHurstvilleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Constructed c1893 "Gladwyn" is of local significance as a late Victorian period residence demonstrating the development in Hurstville at the time and as a prominent element at the corner of Park and Queens Roads. It has high aesthetic value and streetscape quality with its highly decorated and ornate rendered brick construction, stucco quoins and paired eaves brackets, and slate roof with iron ridges.The bullnosed corrugated iron veranda supported on iron posts extending across the three frontages of the house add to its aesthetic values. However, an unsympathetic garage on the Park Road side of the house comprimised its setting.
Date significance updated: 10 Sep 12
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Description

Construction years: 1893-1893
Physical description: The house is constructed of rendered brick with decorative quoins and eaves brackets arranged in pairs, with panels between these brackets. The slate roof rises to a plateau, and iron ridging is used. The bullnosed corrugated iron verandah roof is supported on iron posts, and extends across the front of the house, and along both sides. It is surrounded by an imitation palisade fence and an unsympathetic garage has been added at the rear of the house.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good condition.
Date condition updated:24 Apr 14
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

History

Historical notes: John Sproule purchased Lots 29 and 30 from the Sydney and Provincial Land and Building Company on 10th November, 1891. The house, now known as 96 Queens Road, was built about 1893, and George Brown, a timber merchant, moved in. The property was transferred to Sproule’s wife, Ann Elizabeth Sproule, on 13th November, 1893.

Alick Leon, an importer, occupied the house for about five years from 1895; John S. Kirton was here for a few years, then Horace F. Williams for five years. John Sproule moved in from across the road at 'Yarra-Mundi', 75 Queens Road, when he sold this house in 1904.

On 10th May, 1905, Robert Kay, a Presbyterian Minister of Hurstville purchased the property. He lived in the house about a year, and then Horace F. Williams returned to occupy the house, now identified as 'Gladwyn' until 1909. Cuthbert McCully lived here in 1910 and 1911, then Henry J.N. Cook 1912 to 1915, Mrs. C. Garnet in 1916 and Robert Orr from 1917 to 1918.

The house was bought on 16th September, 1918 by a group of Hurstville businessmen - James McLeod, William Allerdice, John McCall and Robert Duncan Massie, and was let to Rev. R. Davies, a Presbyterian Minister for about five years, then to Mrs. F. Killalea.

Oscar Theodore Shaft, and his wife, Eva Roberta Shaft purchased the house on 8th May, 1924. Three years later, they subdivided the land into three parts - the house, one lot next door on Queens Road, and another at the rear facing Park Road. They sold the house to Alice Maud Macmillan, the wife of Jack Scott Macmillan, a station overseer of Charleville, Queensland on 23rd February, 1927, who then lived in the house.

The house was leased to Annie Goff, the wife of William Albert Goff, of Hurstville, a Municipal Council employee, from 1938 to 1950, and then sold to James Swan, a plumber, and his wife Nina. In August, 1953, the house was sold to Walter and Nina Trayhurn and the next month to Joan Kaines, the wife of Dr. Kaines who lived in the house and used it as a surgery. Following his retirement in 1969, the surgery was leased to Giglio Scalzo till 1984 when Andrew Teo took over the surgery. Hurstville Municipal Council purchased the property in 1986.

Land Titles Office: D.P. 1595 Lots 29 and 30; Torrens Title: Vol.1035 Fol.171 ; Vol.3973 Fol.22 ; Vol.3977 Fols.163 and 164 ; Vol. 6132 Fols.66 and 67.

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]
Constructed c1893 "Gladwyn" is of historical signifcance as a late Victorian period residence demonstrating the development in Hurstville at the time.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The house was owned and occupied by a number of local prominent residents, however, many of them lived short time or not even occupied the house. Therefore the associational significance is secondary.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
"Gladwyn" is of aesthetic significance with its highly decorated and ornate rendered brick construction, with stucco quoins and paired eaves brackets, and slate roof with iron ridges.The bullnosed corrugated iron veranda supported on iron posts extending across the three frontages of the house add to its aesthetic values. It has a promineent presence in its corner location, however, an unsympathetic garage on the Park Road side of the house comprimised its setting.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Social significance of the place requires a more detailed study to ascertain its value for the local community. However, it could be anticipated that the house’s Victorian style would provide a historical connection to the local community.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The House has high potential to provide information on the construction techniques of the Victorian style houses of its type.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Victorian style residences are generally rare in Hurstville LGA.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
"Gladwyn" is representative example of the Victorian period houses in the area.
Integrity/Intactness: Relatively intact
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.

Recommended management:

The house should be retained and conserved. A Heritage Assessment and Heritage Impact Statement should be prepared for the building prior to any major works being undertaken. Archival and photographic recording, in accordance with Heritage Council guidelines, should be undertaken before major changes.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I8007 Dec 12   
Local Environmental Plan I4204 Apr 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hurstville Community Based Heritage Study Review2012 City Plan HeritageKerime Danis Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1810108


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