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Morton House - Edwardian House, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Morton House - Edwardian House, including interiors
Other name/s: Edwardian house
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Hunter Street, Lewisham, NSW 2049
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Hunter StreetLewishamMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This is a particularly good example of a large Edwardian dwelling with elaborate timber detailing. It relates well to the nearby group around Hunter Street and Denison Road. The setting of this house adds to the streetscape value of Hunter Street which is treelined with attractive vistas to St. Thomas' Catholic Church.
Date significance updated: 20 Dec 11
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Physical description: This two storey red brick house includes elaborate turned balusters to the frieze and brackets of the verandah and balcony. It retains its original stained glass panels and appears to be in good condition. The bay wall includes large semi-circular window while the other openings are segmental. Slate clad gable roof. The stables, although much altered, remain in the rear yard at the end of a wide drive. The well-established trees in the yard considerably enhance the setting of this building.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:22 Feb 99
Modifications and dates: A low brick wall has been added to the street, alterations to the stables, otherwise minor modifications.
Current use: Residence

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building is intact and retains much of its 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.

Recommended management:

General maintenance


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I5512 Dec 11 2011/645 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19861.33Fox and AssociatesNovember 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030027Tropman & Tropman Architects1997-1999 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030027
File number: 1.33

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