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Villa - Bombara, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Villa - Bombara, including interiors
Other name/s: Wat Buddharangsee Buddhist Monastery; Bombara - villa
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Monastery
Primary address: 88 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, NSW 2048
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
88 Stanmore RoadStanmoreMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An unusual and attractive Federation period residence that makes an important contribution to the group of two storey villas that line Stanmore Road. Its current use as a Buddhist Monastery reflects the changing social and cultural mix of the area.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 12
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Designer/Maker: C. R. Summerhayes
Physical description: This unusual, two storey, freestanding villa features a multifaceted facade. It has a central projecting bay with angled corners, around which is a verandah capped by a balustraded balcony. On one corner of the open balcony there is a slate roofed turrett. The facade is rendered to represent wide jointed stonework, and the site is enclosed by a palisade and wrought iron gates.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair - Good
Date condition updated:19 Jan 99
Modifications and dates: Almost the entire site has been paved and the brickwork painted.
Current use: Monastery
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: C. R. Summerhayes, architect and land speculator, built Bombara House in 1897. It was named after his home and birthplace in Mudgee. Bombara is now occupied as a Buddhist Monastery.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
SHR Criteria f)
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building remains 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:

General maintenance. Ideally some of the paving should be taken up to allow for some vegetation.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I26312 Dec 11 2011/645 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19862.61Fox and AssociatesNovmeber1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030103Tropman & 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: 2030103
File number: 2.61

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