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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Alley Street, Speers Point, NSW 2284
Parish: Kahibah
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Alley StreetSpeers PointLake MacquarieKahibahNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: This is a classic of the Federation Bungalow style, but if the information given on the date of construction is correct, it was built long after that style had gone out of fashion in the city. The wide spreading and sheltering verandah indicates a leisured lifestyle for the owners.
The house probably started life as a holiday house, and so contributes to Speers Point's history as a traditional holiday destination.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - low
Local Significance - high
Date significance updated: 18 Jun 08
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Construction years: 1926-1928
Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Location: south-east corner of Alley & Hopkins Streets
Architectural Style: Federation Bungalow
Materials: Frame - brick
Roof - CGI cladding, hip roof with integral verandah on 3 sides
Walls/Cladding - painted stucco
Windows - triple casement sashes,
small coloured glass panes at top & botom of each sash
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Single storey stuccoed brick house, with verandah on three sides.
Corrugated iron hipped roof, low pitch, with lower pitch integral verandah roof.
Brick verandah balustrade supports twin wood verandah posts with lyre pattern decoration.
Tall wood-framed triple casement sashes each have three coloured glass panels top and bottom.
An old photo shows an ornate brick garden fence, only the base & posts of which survive.
The house is high on the side of Munibung hill with an outlook to the west & Cockle Creek.
Modifications and dates: Lean-to on back.
South side of verandah enclosed.
Partial removal of brick fence.
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


Historical notes: HISTORICAL NOTES - 1993: Previous owner was Hopkins.
More 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 201413910 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004SP-0819 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993SP-08Suters Architects Snell, Dr J. Turner, C & MJ Doring Pty LtdDoring Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Oral History 1992Verbal information from present owner (1992).

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1910165

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