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House and Garden, Winchester

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden, Winchester
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 10 Nielsen Avenue, Carlton, NSW 2218
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Nielsen AvenueCarltonKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

10 Nielsen Street, Carlton is significant at a Local level for its aesthetic qualities and historic value. A substantially intact early twentieth century single-storey tuck pointed brick and tile, double fronted dwelling displaying very good Federation Bungalow detailing - particularly the verandah fretwork. With a sympathetic attached rear garage addition, the place historically makes a positive contribution to the surrounding streetscape. The place provides quality tangible and intact evidence of the historical evolution of the Webbers Estate in the early twentieth century.
Date significance updated: 16 Jan 12
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: 10 Nielsen Avenue is a substantially intact single-storey, double-fronted red brick cottage with Federation Bungalow stylistic influence. It has an original hipped Marseilles tile roof and rendered chimneys with painted (non-original) corbeled brick capping. The symmetrical street facing elevation has paired gablets located over projecting brick bays which have original twin double-hung timber windows with bull-nosed brick sills. The original front veranda spans the full length of the façade and has a tiled skillion roof with a gablet centred over the entrance door case. There are original paired timber verandah posts with timber decorative fretwork and brackets. New tessellated floor tiles to the verandah are sympathetic with the stylistic features of the place. There is a well-considered garage located at the rear. Rendered brick front boundary fence is relatively recent, and street-front plantings obscure significant aesthetic values.
Date condition updated:16 Dec 11
Further information:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Built c. 1910, this house was known as Winchester. The first resident was Harold C. Lay (1911-1927) and later T. Mason (1932-33). It was part of the Federation development within the Webbers Estate. Winchester demonstrates the middle class aspirations associated with the suburbanisation of the area in the early twentieth century.

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, 10 Nielsen Street provides very good tangible evidence of the evolution of residential development in the Webbers Estate from the early twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
10 Nielsen Street is a very good and comparatively intact example of the Federation Bungalow style. It is distinguished by the timber detailing to the front verandah. The place historically makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape.
Integrity/Intactness: The place is substantially intact with sympathetic garage addition to the rear.
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, reduce street plantings and replace front boundary fence with a design more historically appropriate with the Federation Period to Council approval. Conserve significant fabric and setting.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I1925 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  23 May 03   
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: 1870084

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