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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Other name/s: Bungalow
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 8 Laidley Street, West Wallsend, NSW 2286
Parish: Teralba
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Laidley StreetWest WallsendLake MacquarieTeralbaNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Characteristic architectural form is representative of its period and social setting and contributes to the distinctive character of the historic mining town.
It provides a model of the popular bungalow type of design not otherwise well represented in the district.
In the integrity of its detailing and the retention of original materials it is a good example of the original architecture and materials of other (altered) bungalows in the district.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional significance - low
in a scheduled Conservation Area
Local significance - high
Group Significance - high (as a contributing item
in the conservation area)
Date significance updated: 01 Jul 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Location: west side of Laidley Street, between Wilson and Carrington Streets.
Architectural Style: vernacular version of California Bungalow
Materials: Frame - timber
Roof - front-to-back gable, CGI cladding
Walls/Cladding - rebated weatherboards
Windows - DH, timber sashes, hoods over windows front & sides.
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Large double fronted gabled bungalow circa1920s.
This house has a smaller, but similar "twin" in Wilson St (WW-39).
Both houses are probably by same builder, or from a pattern book of the 1920s.
House is remarkably intact & retains many details in common with WW-39.
Ornate window hoods match verandah detailing but rather belong to the federation style era.
The house has a curious pair of false gables attached to the front gable end, a curiosity common to several houses in this pattern, and no doubt added to reduce the apparent scale of the roof, somewhat wider and higher than surrounding cottages.
Modifications and dates: few
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


Historical notes: HISTORICAL NOTES - 1993: information needed
HERITAGE LISTINGS: "The Hunter's Heritage", Hunter R.E.P. 1989, Schedule 5 - Conservation Areas.

Recommended management:

RECOMMENDATION - 1993: More information needed.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentList on a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)01 Jul 08
Statutory InstrumentInclude in a Conservation Area within an LEP01 Jul 08
Recommended ManagementDocument and prepare an archival record01 Jul 08


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004WW-4019 Mar 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 201421110 Oct 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993WW-40Suters 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: 1910243

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