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Group of 4 houses

Item details

Name of item: Group of 4 houses
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 43, 45, 47 and 49 Middle Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundaries
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
43, 45, 47 and 49 Middle Head RoadMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Group of houses designed in an unusual style for domestic architecture in Mosman. They are evidence of the first buildings erected by S.H. Cabban and evidence of the Frascati Estate.
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Designer/Maker: Not known
Builder/Maker: S. H. Cabban
Physical description: Federation Free Classical. Group of four Free Classical residences, employing typical Federation materials such as red-brown face brickwork, Marseilles-pattern terracotta roof tiles and inlcude details such as roughcast panels in the chimneys and terracotta cresting tiles. Yet the Free Classical style, employing elements such as moulded string courses and window architraves is very much a continuation of the Victorian Free Classical and gives the house an overall Victorian Italianate look.
Modifications and dates: Minor Alteration.


Historical notes: Part of the Frascati Estate subdivision of 1886, the row of houses was constructed by builder S. H. Cabban in 1897-98. These were the first of many houses constructed by Cabban in Mosman.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is aesthetically representative locally. This item is historically representative locally.
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 PlanGroup of 4 houses 09 Dec 11 41 
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed G&M   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0266 GA/CK No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060266
File number: 266

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