Bratton | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Bratton
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 38 Pitt Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
38 Pitt StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An unusual example of a two storey Victorian Italianate style house with an imposing front elevation on a prominent corner site. A surviving example of the early development of the local area. See Group Card NSHS0080

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Physical description: A two storey, sandstone, render and painted double fronted brick house with a gabled concrete tile roof with rendered masonry chimneys with stepped cappings. The front elevation has a triple arched verandah with stucco capitals and decoration with the arches infilled with a metal grille. The inner wall is coursed sandstone. The upper verandah has corrugated metal roof on square timber post enclosed with glazing on a rendered brick balustrade.
The gables are half-timbered. Two pane double hung sash windows.
Rear skillion extension with carport to the side
o This building is designed in the Victorian Italianate style.

Two storey rendered brick terrace with rendered brick verandah formed as three semi-circular arches sprung from square columns between and plain rendered balustrade panels.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: Upper verandah modernised- infilled.
Rear elevations
Evidence of considerable alteration
Upper verandah modernised.
Further information: The house appears to have been heavily altered and the arched front may be a later addition.
18 - 56 Jeffrey Street ,38 Pitt Street, 41 - 45 Pitt Street, Kirribilli
Current use: Commercial/Residential


Historical notes: See Group Card NSHS0080

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Moderate level of significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria f)
Rare Historically Locally
Rare Aesthetically Locally
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Low
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 I028302 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930081Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare Morrison  Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180081

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