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Chatsworth Island Glencoe Residence

Item details

Name of item: Chatsworth Island Glencoe Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 10 Chatsworth Road, Chatsworth Island, NSW 2469
Parish: Harwood
County: Clarence
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Chatsworth RoadChatsworth IslandClarence ValleyHarwoodClarencePrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house makes a significant contribution to the Chatsworth Road streetscape and is aesthetically pleasing.
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Physical description: Large Federation house with many late Victorian details carrying over such as cast iron frieze to verandah and chimney design. Garmbrel roof with gabled projecting wings and bull nosed roof to front corner verandah. Skillion roof to enclosed side verandah. Gable details include finial post and rail backed by vertical boards with sawtooth ends over lower shingle cladding. Front gable is more decorative than side. Good joinery to entry door, French doors and window surrounds. Possibly original iron gate. Post and rail fence of a more recent origin and no historically significant garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:25 Oct 05
Modifications and dates: Back part of the house added later and side verandah in-filled.
Further information: The house originally had a picket fence to the front.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: "Glencoe" was built for Mr & Mrs Peter McDonald, who had previously lived on Goodwood Island, in 1910. The back part of the present house was apparently added at a later date. A tennis court at the side of the house was a focal point of activity for most of the young people in the district.

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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is significant for its contribution to the Chatsworth Road streetscape. Set within landscaped grounds it is aesthetically pleasing.
Integrity/Intactness: High Integrity
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  11 May 01 812498
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Maclean Heritage Study2006 Jane Gardiner  Yes
Maclean Shire Heritage Study198914T. Shellshear  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1990248

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