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Merriwa, House divided into 3 flats

Item details

Name of item: Merriwa, House divided into 3 flats
Other name/s: Glanmire
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 17 Stanley Avenue, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17 Stanley AvenueMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Evidence of the early residential development of Balmoral and its use by wealthy residents. This house is the oldest in Stanley Avenue which was named after its owner.
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Designer/Maker: Not known
Builder/Maker: Not known
Construction years: 1880-
Physical description: Federation Italianate. A splendid two-storey sandstone residence with three storey tower, with a hipped and gabled slate roof, built in an expansive garden setting with mature plantings, and having commanding views eastwards towards the Heads. In typical Italianate form the house is symmetrical and, as is often the case in larger versions of this style, is marked by a prominent tower with grouped windows in the top storey and a pyramidal roof. There is a classical porch with an open pediment.
Modifications and dates: Sympathetic Minor Alteration.


Historical notes: This house was built in the 1880s, for Mr Stanley, after whom Stanley Avenue is named.

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 PlanMerriwa, House divided into 3 flats 09 Dec 11 41 
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed G&M   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0484 GA/CK/RI No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060484
File number: 484

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