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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: 10 St Elmo Street
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 10 St Elmo Street, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 St Elmo StreetMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address
12 Thompson StreetMosmanMosman  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

A typical example of the Federation Bungalow style of house which exemplifies the suburban development of Mosman. The house has important associations with the Bray family. W F Bray was Town Clerk for 21 years from 1901 - 1922
Date significance updated: 06 May 03
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Physical description: Elevated single storey Federation style bungalow of face brickwork with terracotta tiled roof.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor alterations
Date condition updated:05 May 03


Historical notes: The house was the first to be erected in St Elmo Street and is first mentioned in the sands directory in 1906 as being the home of WF Bray JP, Commissioner for Affidavits and Mosman Council Clerk and Treasurer (Town Clerk 1901 - 1922). Following his death in 1925 the house continued to be occupied by his wife and remained in family ownership until the 1950's.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
An item which has strong associations with the life of the Bray family. WF Bray was Town Clerk for 21 years from 1901 - 1922.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A typical example of the Fedration bungalow style, the first house to be built in St Elmo Street.
Integrity/Intactness: Minor alterations
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 PlanHouseI29709 Dec 11 154 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGavin Souter1994Mosman a History

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060644

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