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Newington Manor - Victorian Gothic Villa, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Newington Manor - Victorian Gothic Villa, including interiors
Other name/s: Newington Manor - Victorian Gothic Villa
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 10-14 Sebastopol Street, Enmore, NSW 2042
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10-14 Sebastopol StreetEnmoreMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This house, set on a large block behind a tall brick and palisade fence, is an excellent example of the large villa residences built on these slopes in the 1870's and 80's. Other good examples from this period remain in nearby streets within a mixed setting of smaller, Victorian and Edwardian houses.
Date significance updated: 10 Jan 12
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Physical description: Victorian Gothic villa built of colonial bond brickwork which has recently been exposed. The two gables to the facade feature decorative timber barge boarding and the verandah has timber posts and brackets. There is a bay window to the principal gable facade, and a square viewing tower to the side gable behind. Slate roof and decorative chimney pots. There is a brick wall to Sebastopol Street with renderd capping pillars and a wrought iron palisade.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:19 Jan 99
Modifications and dates: Was restored in 1986- Minor modifications . Possible additions to rear.
Current use: Residence


Historical notes: The original owners of the land within the Marrickville Council area were the Cadigal and Wangal clans of the coastal Eora people. They spoke Eora, which may have been a dialect of the Dharug (Darug) language, though sources differ on this point. With the establishment of the penal colony at Sydney Cove in 1788 the dispossession of the original inhabitants was begun. In 1789 a smallpox plague decimated the Aboriginal population, though descendants of the Cadigal and Wangal people still reside within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Thomas Moore was a boatbuilder and landholder, who arrived in 1796. He was granted 1170 acres in Petersham, which he extended by purchase to 1920 acres by 1807. Dr Robert Wardell, who had arrived in 1824, purchased Moore’s holdings in the late 1820s and by the time of his death owned about 2500 acres, which was known as the "Petersham Estate". Wardell’s house, "Sara Dell" stood near Parramatta Road, on a site now occupied by Fort Street High School, though most of the "Petersham Estate" was south of Stanmore and New Canterbury Roads, stretching to the Cooks River. Dr Wardell was murdered in 1834 and his estate was divided amongst his relatives. Subdivision of the Petersham Estate was begun in 1848.
Another early landholder was Frederick Laing, who was granted 100 acres in 1794. A portion of this was sold to a prosperous saddler, John Jones, in 1835. Jones named it after his birthplace of Stanmore, a north London suburb. A portion of this land was subdivided as the "Marsdenville Estate" by 1857. Sebastopol Street was part of this estate.

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]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria f)
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building is intact and retains 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:

Continue General maintenance


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I4912 Dec 11 2011/645 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Within a conservation area on an LEPwithin draft cons. area Marrickville LEP 2001    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19862.60Fox and AssociatesNovember 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030102Tropman & Tropman Architects1997-1999 Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenWeir Phillips Heritage2011Heritage Impact Statement- 10-14 Sebastopol Street

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030102
File number: 2.60

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