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Woodstock

Item details

Name of item: Woodstock
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 172 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
172 Pacific HighwayNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A fine example of a two storey stone house in the Victorian Georgian style. with important associations to a pioneer settler and businessman of the North Shore. Important relic of social tastes and practices of the period and one of the last Nineteenth century residences on the Pacific Highway. One of the last nineteenth century residences on the Pacific Highway.
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Quality built stone house from nineteenth century with important associations to a pioneer settler and businessman of the North Shore. Important relic of social tastes and practices of the period in that John Brown was a poor, illiterate and locally born man who worked for his financial success. One of the last nineteenth century residences on the Pacific Highway.

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Description

Physical description: Two storey house of coursed picked sandstone with hipped slate roof and rendered masonry chimneys. Single storey hipped, slate roofed skillion verandah carried on timber posts. Symmetrical façade with twelve pane doble hung sash windows and French doors with stone lintels. Original verandah flagging. House site on a sandstone plinth with steps up and a small garden to front with planter beds.
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Two storey house of ashlar sandstone with hipped slate roof and hipped slate roofed skillion verandah carried on timber posts. Twelve pane windows, symmetrical arrangement, stone lintels, original verandah flagging.This building is designed in the Victorian Georgian style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Intact/High
Modifications and dates: New openings
Recently refurbished
Now part of modern development
Further information: An unusual surviving handsome stone house of this period
Current use: Commercial Shop and Offices

History

Historical notes: Land originally part of Wollstonecraft’s Grant, acquired by John Brown circa 1870 and house built. Was originally opposite Brown’s Timber Yard. Resident until early 1880’s. John Brown was a poor, illiterate and locally born man who worked for his financial success. Restored in 1980’s.
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Land originally part of Wollstonecrafts' Grant, acquired by John Brown circa 1870 and house built. Was originally opposite Brown's Timber Yard. Resident until early 1880's. Restored in 1980's.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture (none)-
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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Regional significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Rare Historically Locally
Rare Aesthetically Locally
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative regionally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/High
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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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I095602 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930782Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB June 1991 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180782


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