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Group of 2 houses

Item details

Name of item: Group of 2 houses
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 156 and 158 Raglan Street, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
156 and 158 Raglan StreetMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

These two houses form a most attractive group exemplifying the Arts-and-Crafts style of architecture and making a positive contribution to the streetscape.
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Designer/Maker: Not known
Builder/Maker: Not known
Physical description: Federation Arts-and-Crafts. These two brick houses are identical in general form but differ in detail. Each is a mirror image of the other. Each is a storey and a half high, a steep-pitched, tiled and gabled composition with a main street-facing gable and a gabled wing projecting further forward, beside which is an arched recessed entrance verandah. The gables are sheeted with diagonally laid asbestos-cement shingles. Towards the rear there are lateral roof forms. Each house has an additional front bay with an arched window, the bay of No 158 being gabled while No 156 has a flared hipped shingled roof. Windows are casements with some small panes of coloured glass. A tall narrow window marks the entrance lobby. No 156 has painted face brickwork, a garage added below the front bay to take advantage of the fall of the site from the front boundary, and the chimneys have been removed. The walling of No 158 is original, in tuckpointed face work about 2 metres high up to a moulded string course, above which the walling is roughcast. Chimneys are finished in roughcast render. The front fence, identical for both houses, is a stone-based iron palisade with fleur-de-lys spears.
Modifications and dates: Sympathetic Unsympathetic Minor Alteration Major Alteration.


Historical notes: The history of these two mirror-image houses has not been fully researched, but it appears possible that they replaced an earlier residence named 'Landsdown' which occupied both allotments. Entries in Sands' Directories are not clear, but it seems that the first occupant of the present No 156 was F G Finley and the first occupant of No 158 was J M Proctor.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is aesthetically representative regionally. This item is historically representative locally.
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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanGroup of 2 houses 09 Dec 11 41 
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed G&M   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0420 CHP/RI No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060420
File number: 420

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