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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Edgecliffe Esplanade, Seaforth, NSW 2092
Local govt. area: Manly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Edgecliffe EsplanadeSeaforthManly  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 18 Edgecliffe Esplanade is of significance for the local area for historic and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative and fine example of Federation Bungalow style in the area. The house demonstrates a high degree of integrity when viewed externally, and strongly contributes to the character of the streetscape.

Manly Council is in the process of updating the inventory sheets for places listed as Items of Environmental Heritage on the Manly Local Environment Plan (2013) as amended.
The information in this inventory entry may not be complete.
For further information, please contact Manly Council’s Heritage Advisor.
Date significance updated: 10 Feb 11
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Physical description: One storey brick Federation Bungalow with gabled slate roof with terracotta finials, roughcast stucco facades with brick quoins and sandstone foundations. The bell shaped roof features gablets in traversing hip, a verandah extending from the main roof and projecting gabled bays to front nd side. The return verandah across the front to the projecting bay is accessed via a flight of steps, its entry marked with a small gable. Casement windows are replacements following the original frame shapes and pattern.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:10 Feb 11


Historical notes: Grant to E. Moore (1845); Seaforth Estate Subdivision 1906

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 a)
[Historical significance]
Readily identifiable as a Federation period house.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Fine example of Federation Bungalow architectural style.
SHR Criteria g)
Representative of its type, style and date of creation.
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 PlanHouseI27105 Apr 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Review and Database Listing1999 C. Kemp/ W. McArthur  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2020377

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