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Semi-detached House, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Semi-detached House, including interiors
Other name/s: Semi-detached houses
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Semi-Detached House
Primary address: 2 and 4 Margaret Street, Newtown, NSW 2042
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 and 4 Margaret StreetNewtownMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An unusual, attractive Federation period terrace which made use of a corner site to accommodate two dwellings across the long axis of the allotment.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 12
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Physical description: Unusual late 19th century, two storey, semi-detached terrace, built of Flemish bond red brick with a slate clad gable roof. The gable, frieze and large, curved balcony valance are all detailed with square timber struts, while the balustrade to the balcony is cast iron. The windows to the ground floor have triple arches with contrasting brick head detailing and classical mullions. Side window panels are of coloured glass. Semi-circular arch to the ground floor entry and French doors to the balcony. All of the external detailing, including the palisade and slate roof is intact. Set on a shallow but wide block each terrace extends out to the side of the principal facade, with the 'utilitarian' areas set behind side gardens.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The houses are in good condition.
Date condition updated:23 Jul 98
Modifications and dates: A window has been enlarged and a few have been replaced with aluminium to one house. The other has had its brickwork painted to the utility area of the house.
Current use: Residential

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria f)
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building is relatively 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I16412 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 Study19862.91Fox and AssociatesNovember 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030128Tropman & 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: 2030128
File number: 2.91

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