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Sacred Heart Presbytery

Item details

Name of item: Sacred Heart Presbytery
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 1188 Pacific Highway, Pymble, NSW 2073
Local govt. area: Ku-Ring-Gai
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1188 Pacific HighwayPymbleKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; cultural, architectural, group value, municipal significance
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Physical description: The Presbytery is two-storey and has a sandstone brick and stucco exterior, slate hipped roof with gabled front and wooden shingle detailing, gothic style featured windows detailed by exposed brickwork, open tiled porch with timbered columns and sandstone foundations. Some additions have been done (National Trust).


Historical notes: On June 9th, 1907, the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Presbytery foundation stone was laid by Cardinal Moran and the Presbytery opened later that year. The architect of the Presbytery was Mr Herbert Wardell who was the son of the noted architect William Wilkinson Wardell, who designed both St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Melbourne and St Mary's Cathedral Sydney. Hennessy and Hennessey were responsible for supervising the completion of St Mary's to W.W. Wardell's original design (National Trust). Historical period: 1901-1920.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  04 Nov 89   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Study198716:097Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen ProudfootSB Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  National Trust Listing Proposal

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1880382

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