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Walker Street Group

Item details

Name of item: Walker Street Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: , Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
 Lavender BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A collection of finely detailed late nineteenth century two and three storey semi-detached and terrace housing forming a consistent streetscape which harmonizes with immediately adjacent churches to the west and the parkland and buildings to the south. An intact nineteenth century streetscape of individually interesting buildings, including a number of fine examples of the Victorian Italianate style.

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Physical description: A short sloping street, bound by Lavender Street on it's lower end and the Northern Suburbs railway Line on the upper. No's 11-19 Walker Street are five semi-detached Victorian Italianate houses of which No. 19 is a single house. No. 21 is a Queen Anne style two storey brick house No. 23 is a small two storey Italianate villa. No's 25-37 are a two storey terrace of Federation detailing whose main feature is a continuous arched colonade. On the opposite side of the road, north of MacKenzie Street, No's 22-30 are a terrace of five three storey houses of stucco mouldings and cast-iron lace balconies. No. 20 is an attached house, of two storeys with iron-lace and Italianate details.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:


Historical notes: Land part of Milson's Grant of 50 acres, with Walker Street the western boundary. Subdivided and developed in the late-nineteenth century.

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]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Local. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
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: _
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
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930376Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180376

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