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Lord Street Group

Item details

Name of item: Lord Street Group
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 32-52 Lord Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32-52 Lord StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Interesting group of terrace houses of the late nineteenth century comprising a row of early Victorian single storey houses, a row of Victorian two storey houses and a row of Federation two storey houses. Interesting variety of design and detailing. Highly unified streetscape. Site originally developed for terrace housing.

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Physical description: The north side of Lord Street from Edward Street to Short Street is occupied by a continuous row of terrace houses, of three distinct groups. From Short Street, No's 32-38 are single storey houses, each virtually identical and on a separate level. No's 40-46 are four houses, all two storey, identical and on the same level. No's 48-52 are three brick two storey house, all two storey, identical and on the same level.This building is designed in the Victorian Georgian. Victorian Filligree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:


Historical notes: Land on part of what was called 'Lord Paddock', Francis Lord being the owner. In 1870, 'Upton Grange' was built for Lord's son-in-law Commander Francis Hixson and his wife, on the other side of the property. Hixson and wife were not resident for long and the house was let. Subdivision of the property occurred circa 1880 and a 1884 (circa) map indicates this block occupied by 'Georgina Terrace'. Physical evidence would indicate that No's 48-52 at least are constructed later than that date.

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 Local.
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 locally. 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 Review19930759Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare Morrison  Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180759

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