Glasslyn, house | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Glasslyn, house

Item details

Name of item: Glasslyn, house
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 10 Cross Street, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Cross StreetMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A fine and relatively intact example of a Federation Queen Anne house, designed by the architects Spain and Cosh.
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Designer/Maker: Spain and Cosh
Builder/Maker: Not known
Physical description: Federation Queen Anne. A graceful, symmetrical Queen Anne house set in a large garden. The walls are of painted brick, which contrast with the sandstone window bays, entry steps, verandah wall and verandah piers. Classical columns on the piers support the verandah roof. Pairs of columns support the projecting gable over the entrance. The slate roof is of a half-hipped form and has terracotta ridge tiles and finials.


Historical notes: Designed by Spain and Cosh, the house was built in 1905 for merchant and banker George Porter Esq. The land is part of the original Silex Estate.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is aesthetically representative regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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 PlanGlasslyn, house 09 Dec 11 41 
Within a conservation area on an LEPBradleys Head Road Conservation Area (HCA No 1) 23 Feb 01 41 
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed G&M   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0142 GA/CK No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060142
File number: 142

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