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Victorian Villa, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Victorian Villa, including interiors
Other name/s: Ablemarle
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 55 Albermarle Street, Newtown, NSW 2042
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Albermarle StreetNewtownMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This large free standing villa is a good example of the upper middle class residential development that took place in some parts of North Kingston as suburban development spread to the west of Sydney. It forms an important part of a group which represents the growth of the area over a period of 50 years. The building is demonstrative of early overlays of design styles from the Victorian Italianate and Federation periods.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 12
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Physical description: A Victorian period house featuring timber posts to the balcony and later timber detailing to the verandah. The simple French doors to the principal facade have heavy, rendered lintel panels. The site is enclosed by a later iron palisade fence and gates, with rendered brick piers decorated by a moulded leaf pattern string to the base of the projecting cap and to an oval panel on the shaft.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
This building is a reasonable condition.
Date condition updated:17 Jul 98
Modifications and dates: Modifications include a single brick garage with tiled gable roof and roller door to the street, early timber detailing to the verandah and recent detailed paintwork.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Forms part of the growth of Kingston village (laid out in 1854) and of the suburban expansion of Sydney.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building is intact and its integrity as a Victorian Regency dwelling has not been marred by the various overlays.
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 PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I13112 Dec 11 2011/645 
Within a conservation area on an LEPwithin draft cons. area Marrickville LEP 2001    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19862.34Fox and AssociatesNovember 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030077Tropman & 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: 2030077
File number: 2.34

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