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House and Garden, Oxley

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden, Oxley
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11 Denman Street, Hurstville, NSW 2220
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Denman StreetHurstvilleKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

11 Denman Street, Hurstville is significant at a Local level for its aesthetic qualities, streetscape contribution and historic value. The place is a substantially intact brick and tile single-storey early twentieth century dwelling which displays very good Federation Bungalow stylistic influence in its external detailing. Subdivision and rear townhouses have not overly impacted the setting of the place as part of a recent development and conservation package of works. Recent brick and timber front boundary fence is not historically accurate, but compliments the streetscape contribution of the place. As evidence of the historical evolution of residential development within the Dudley Park Estate, the place is a worthy example of its type in the Kogarah LGA.
Date significance updated: 23 Feb 12
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Construction years: 1914-
Physical description: 11 Denman Street is a single-storey Federation Bungalow style cottage with hipped roof, gabled bay and verandah to the street facing façade. Terracotta roof tiles are late twentieth fabric but sympathetic. Original rendered chimney has a rendered capital. Street facing façade has original light-brown common brickwork accented with contrasting brick quoins. Gable end to projecting bay has rough cast finish with timber battening and timber gable screen decoration. Projecting bay has an original timber framed double-hung window with rendered sill and apron, and original timber framed hood. The front verandah roof, which is formed by a continuation of the main roof, is supported on paired original turned timber posts with timber brackets. Verandah posts are set on low splayed brick piers. The verandah floor has original tessellated tiles with marble borders. Original entrance door case is comprised of a panelled door leaf with glazed top panel and fanlight. Located adjacent are two original window cases with casement sashes and rendered sills with aprons. Front boundary brick fence with pickets is recent.
Date condition updated:06 Feb 12
Further information:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: 'Oxley', 11 Denman Street, was built c.1914 for Rowland Hyslop. Hyslop lived there up until (and including) 1920. Other occupants included Herbert E. Piper (1921) and Volney Sewell, a carrier, from 1924-1932/33. Located within the Dudley Park Estate - 2nd Subdivision, it is representative of the initial development of the Estate during the early twentieth century and demonstrates the suburbanisation of the district during this period. Dudley Park Estate - 2nd Subdivision was offered for auction on Saturday 26th October 1912 by Richardson & Wrench Ltd. The terms were a deposit of £5 per lot, with the balance to be paid at £1 per month, and with interest at 5% payable half yearly (ZSP: H10/ 044).

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Together with contemporary dwellings in the locality, 11 Denman Street provides worthy evidence of the historical evolution of residential development within the Dudley Park Estate from the early twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The place is notable for its very good original and reconstructed Federation Bungalow stylistic qualities and significant contribution to the streetscape.
Integrity/Intactness: Subdivision and rear residential development have not unduly impacted the setting or streetscape contribution of the place. Recent brick and timber front boundary fence is not historically accurate, but compliments the streetscape contribution of the place. Setting somewhat compromised by adjacent multi storey unit development.
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:

When the opportunity arises, implement more historically accurate external colour scheme based on paint scrapes. Conserve extant significant and original fabric and setting.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  23 May 03   
Local Environmental Plan I4125 Jan 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study Review - Stage 11999 Musecape, John Matthias, Lisa Murray  Yes
Kogarah Heritage Study 19941994 Tropman & Tropman  No
Kogarah Heritage Study Review 20112011 Truman, Zaniol & Associates Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Sands Directories 1885 to 1932
WrittenTropman & Tropman Architects1994Kogarah Heritage Study 1994

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870033

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