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Fern Lodge

Item details

Name of item: Fern Lodge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 6 Winslow Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Winslow StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the earliest houses surviving on the North Shore and the only modest stone example amongst the pre-1850 survivors. Important associations with James Milson, early landowner and influential resident. Relic of early colonial social structure. Contains material evidence of early building materials and techniques. See also Group Card NSHS0025.

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Physical description: o This building is designed in the Old Colonial Georgian style.

A small stone cottage of Georgian proportions with a gabled main roof and ogee verandah roof clad in corrugated iron. Small gabled dormer window to attic room with decorative bargeboards and finial, central to facade. Shingles remain under iron roof. Windows are twelve paned. It has recently been restored as a commercial office.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Further information: 3-15, 2-22 Winslow St


Historical notes: Built circa 1840 by James Milson on the southern boundary of his 1824 Grant for his son John.

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)-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Rare State. Associative Regional.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
local significance
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Regional. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare statewide.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally. This item is assessed as scientifically representative regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: _
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 Plan I030002 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930056Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare Morrison16/3/92 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180056

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