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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 29 Bank Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
29 Bank StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A richly varied collection of mid to late nineteenth and early twentieth century residential buildings, with free-standing cottages predominent. Remarkably intact nineteenth century collection of streetscapes, with particular importance as an area of working class residences from that period. Relic of the mid-nineteenth century industrial character of Berrys Bay area, a character now virtually absent from the municipality. Interior may be of significance - not inspected. The front landscape setting is also of significance. See under Victoria Precinct NSHS0409

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: 12 Jun 12
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Physical description: oThis building is designed in the Victorian Georgian and Federation Filligree Style.

Two storey house with ground floor of ashlar sandstone and upper floor of brick with corrugated iron hipped gable roof, modified at the rear and with a gabled dormer window of recent construction. Verandahs to both levels recently (1992) rebuilt with balustrade and valence of timber lattice panels. Pike and rail fence and gate on sandstone fence with gateposts. Not known if interior is intact - to be assessed.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Major alteration
Date condition updated:12 Jun 12
Modifications and dates: In 1989, verandah balustrades, valences and posts were of decorative cast-iron and roof was hipped and clad in terracotta tiles. These were likely an addition to the house, probably associated with upper storey extension.
Further information: 18, 22-78, 96-102, 1-5, 9-15, 27, 29, 53-73, 85-91 Bank Street, North Sydney


Historical notes: See also Bank Street Group NSHS0531

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
Local Environmental Plan I077602 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930572Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 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: 2180572

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