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Tyrrell House (Facade Only)

Item details

Name of item: Tyrrell House (Facade Only)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 49 Telford Street, Newcastle East, NSW 2300
Local govt. area: Newcastle
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
49 Telford StreetNewcastle EastNewcastle  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Tyrrell house fa├žade is locally significant as an example of the work of Edward Merewether, and is one of his earliest commissions following his return from Europe. The imposing facade has outstanding streetscape merit and is aesthetically significant for its contribution to the terminus of Hunter Street. The front foyer retains some interesting details of the period.
Date significance updated: 28 Nov 12
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Designer/Maker: Pitt & Merewether Architects
Physical description: Edwardian facade, three storey, built as Diocesan Hall. Features mauve and Sydney bricks, cement dressings and a main entry with a classical portico of Sydney sandstone.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I49315 Jun 12 64 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Newcastle Heritage Study1990257Unknown  Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2170257
File number: 257

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