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Item details

Name of item: Item
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 13 Riley Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
13 Riley StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See under Victoria Precinct NSHS0409 Form of original Victorian cottage is still evident despite the front verandah having been modified by a brick enclosure. Front façade could easily be improved by replacement of bullnose open verandah.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
Date significance updated: 19 Aug 11
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Physical description: o This building is a late Victorian cottage that has a late Federation façade on the front. The front verandah has been enclosed with unsympathetic aluminium windows. Interior gutted in 2011.

Single storey brick cottage with asbestos-cement shingled hipped gable roof. Brick balustraded front verandah has skillion roof and timber posts on brick piers. Projecting window bay has modern glazing and may be alteration to this section of facade.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Unsympathetic changes to front façade.
Date condition updated:19 Aug 11
Modifications and dates: DA 294/11 to replace aluminium windows on front façade with timber-framed Victorian proportioned windows, roof sheeting to be replaced with corrugated roof sheeting and new addition at rear.
Further information: 8-14, 1, 9-21 Riley Street, North Sydney
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: State Themes: Urban settlements. Building styles.


Historical notes: See also Riley Street Group NSHS0390. One of three dwellings Nos 11, 13 and 15, constructed by saw milling company in McMahons Point for housing. Front façade unsympathetically modified possible c1913 and then again with aluminium windows to enclose front verandah c 1970s. DA 294/11 to reinstate timber windows with Victorian proportions on front façade and to replace roof with corrugated roof sheeting.

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 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 Review19930395Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180395

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