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House - AS

Item details

Name of item: House - AS
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 101 Railway Street, Teralba, NSW 2284
Parish: Teralba
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
101 Railway StreetTeralbaLake MacquarieTeralbaNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: The house is said to have been built as the home of the owner of one of the local Teralba Coal Mines.
It is understood to have been occupied by the same family since it was built.
This gives it a close and continuing association with the town's mining history.
The House is somewhat of a landmark, being built up high above the railway line and clearly visible from across the Cockle Creek valley.
With Earsdon Cottage at West Wallsend (WW-08), this is one of the best examples of the Federation Queen Anne style in Lake Macquarie.
It has attractive detailing, characteristic of its period, and is in remarkably intact and original condition.
Except for its present colour scheme, this house could be used as a example for the restoration of houses of the same period & style in Lake Macquarie.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - low
Local Significance - high
Group Significance - high (as a contributing item
in the conservation area)
Date significance updated: 28 May 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Architectural Style: Federation Queen Anne
Materials: Frame - timber on tuck-pointed brick sub-walls
Roof - Green corrugated Colorbond, hips & gables with gablets on ridge
Walls/Cladding - rebated weatherboards
Windows - DH pairs on gable ends with 9 pane coloured glass top sashes
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Weatherboard house on tall brick base, with large letters "A.S." applied in front. Hipped & gabled roof with ventilators in ridge gablets.
Flying gables with elaborate fretwork bargeboards & finials.
Ornate hoods over windows with 9-pane cathedral-glass top sashes.
Return verandah has scalloped brick parapet with double-bullnose brick capping & rough-cast steps with a child-proof gate at top.
Bullnose cgi verandah roof supported by twin timber posts with lyre-pattern brackets.
Cut pattern tin ventilator hoods.
Modifications and dates: Colorbond roof cladding
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


Historical notes: HISTORICAL NOTES - 1993: Reputed to have been built for Andrew Sneddon, founder of the Northern Extended Colliery, also known as Gartlee Mine (see TA-16).
The colliery was established c1890, but the house appears to be c1900-1910 style.

Recommended management:

RECOMMENDATION - 1993: Include in a Conservation Area within an LEP. More information needed.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentList on a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)20 Jun 08
Statutory InstrumentInclude in a Conservation Area within an LEP20 Jun 08
Recommended ManagementDocument and prepare an archival record20 Jun 08


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 201416410 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004TA-1119 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993TA-11Suters Architects Snell, Dr J. Turner, C & MJ Doring Pty LtdDoring Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenJepson, P.1967TERALBA - Monograph No.1

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1910191

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