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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 10 Council Street, Speers Point, NSW 2284
Parish: Kahibah
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Council StreetSpeers PointLake MacquarieKahibahNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: This house possibly has historical significance relating to former settlement and an earlier house on its site.
The existing house is well built and well maintained. It retains most of its original materials and detailing.
Its most obvious significance is in the substantial contribution it makes to an interesting streetscape group containing three or four houses, all near one street corner, each of slightly different periods, and with progressive stylistic idioms.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - low
Local Significance - high
Date significance updated: 18 Jun 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Location: south-west corner of Council & Albert Streets
Architectural Style: Vernacular version of a (very late) Federation Bungalow
Materials: Frame - brick
Roof - terra cotta tiles, hipped & gabled with terra cotta ramshorns on the ridges
Walls/Cladding - solid face brick
Windows - wood frames, DH in pairs, 6-pane coloured top sashes
Floors - timber
Interior - painted hard plaster
Unlike its neighbours on the other side of Albert and Council streets, this cottage was not designed to address the corner.
The front north- facing projecting gable is flanked by symmetrical verandahs.
The west verandah has been enclosed in circa the 1940s.
Original detailing includes green & red panes in top sashes of main windows, stuccoed & strapped gable ends.
Much original interior detailing has been maintained.
Modifications and dates: Back verandah enclosed. This house is said to have been built onto a small earlier cottage.
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


Historical notes: HISTORICAL NOTES - 1993: Information needed

Recommended management:

RECOMMENDATION - 1993: More information & historical research needed.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentList on a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)18 Jun 08
Recommended ManagementDocument and prepare an archival record18 Jun 08


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 201414210 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004SP-0319 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993SP-03Suters Architects Snell, Dr J. Turner, C & MJ Doring Pty LtdDoring Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1910163

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