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Maclean Church Street Residence

Item details

Name of item: Maclean Church Street Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 51 Woodford Street, Maclean, NSW 2463
Parish: Taloumbi
County: Clarence
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley

Boundary:

Located on the corner of Church and Woodford Streets. The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
51 Woodford StreetMacleanClarence ValleyTaloumbiClarencePrimary Address
Cnr Church & Woodford StreetMacleanClarence ValleyTaloumbiClarenceAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

A substantial late Federation home that makes a significant contribution to the streetscape. Projecting bay to front gabled and elaborately detailed timber work to balustrade, tapered posts, turned spindle valances, and curved valances showcase the work of Robertson building family. Historically the house is associated with the M. McLeod family.
Date significance updated: 23 Jan 06
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Description

Physical description: Large Federation style house of conventional plan and bull nosed verandahs to all sides. House supported on red brick base in large grounds. Projecting bay to front gabled portion. Verandahs elaborately detailed timber work to balustrade, tapered posts, turned spindle valances, curved valances etc. Nice details to gable projections, sun hood supports and external joinery. House sits well at street corner intersection having nicely balanced elevation to each street as well as allowing the eye to run comfortably around the corner. Steps lead to the house from both Church and Woodford streets and are flanked by piers bearing lions. Chimney intact. Since identification in the 1989 Heritage Study trees and shrubs have obscured view to front from Woodford Street. No fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained.
Date condition updated:23 Jan 06
Modifications and dates: Lean to additions to the rear.
Further information: A substantial late Federation home which would be enhanced with the addition appropriate fencing.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: From McSwan (1992,p276) the house was built for the widow of the tailor Murdo McLeod. Alexandra, the son, had the house built sometime in the late 1920s and used the local builder F& M. Robertson and I. Harris. The house apparently cost 680 pounds.

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. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Associated with the M. McLeod family.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A substantial late Federation home that makes a significant contribution to the streetscape. Projecting bay to front gabled and elaborately detailed timber work to balustrading, tapered posts, turned spindle valances, and curved valances showcase the work of Robertson building family.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely 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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  11 May 01 812496
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Maclean Heritage Study2006 Jane Gardiner  Yes
Maclean Shire Heritage Study198939T. Shellshear  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenE. McSwan1992Maclean - The First Fifty Years 1862 -1912

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1990021


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