Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Other name/s: Private Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 147 Reilly Street, Lurnea, NSW 2170
Local govt. area: Liverpool
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
147 Reilly StreetLurneaLiverpool  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

No 147 Reilly Street demonstrates the history of settlement in the Lurnea and wider Liverpool area. It is representative of turn of the 20th century style architecture, with a particular emphasis on a Victorian style Federation cottage. The house has a number of architectural details that are rare for houses in the area. It is aesthetically pleasing. There is the potential to gain more information on the site from further architectural, archaeological and documentary research.
Date significance updated: 19 Jun 04
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Physical description: This site is a single storey weatherboard Federation style cottage presenting an asymmetrical elevation to the street. The house which is painted externally has a steep pitched roof clad with corrugated iron, a small front verandah supported on square carved posts with decorative timber brackets. The upper section of the front gable has diagonal boarding infill between chamfered bargeboards. Other interesting design details include bracketed eaves and double hung timber windows with different coloured panes in the top sash. The property is fenced along its boundary with Reilly Street by a modern wire fence and gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:19 Jun 04
Modifications and dates: A wooden picket fence has been replaced by a modern wire fence and gate. C.2012 major alterations to the place have been undertaken including removing extant vegetation and fencing, constructing a concrete driveway and tiling the front verandah with intrusive ceramic tiles.
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Cottage-weatherboard-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Suburban housing-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Federation style architecture-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The site demonstrates the history of settlement in the Lurnea and wider Liverpool area.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The site has retained much of the form and character of its original design, it is aesthetically pleasing.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
There is the potential to gain more information on the site from further architectural, archaeological and documentary research.
SHR Criteria f)
The site exhibits a number of design details that are rare for houses in the wider environs of Liverpool.
SHR Criteria g)
The site is representative of the style and design of sub-urban housing built in the environs of Liverpool city at the turn of the 20th century. It represents a particular emphasis on the Victorian style Federation Cottage.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementDevelop a Statement of Heritage Impact25 Jul 05


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLiverpool LEP 20085429 Aug 08   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed 025203 Feb 95 011654

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Liverpool Heritage Study1992LP0043Neustein & Associates  No
Liverpool Heritage Study Review20041970088FORM architects aust pty ltdHelen Davies & Cathy Fisher Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1970088

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