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St Thomas' Church Rectory

Item details

Name of item: St Thomas' Church Rectory
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Presbytery/Rectory/ Vicarage/Manse
Primary address: 34 McLaren Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
34 McLaren StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent example of early Arts and crafts style house and example of work of prominent local architect. Associated with adjacent important church and with complementary design features. Part of a group of important ecclesiastic buildings.

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Designer/Maker: E. Jeaffreson Jackson
Builder/Maker: Brown and Tapson
Physical description: Two storey brick house with steeply pitched terracotta tiled gable-roof. Features include timber shingles to the gable ends and rain hood over faceted bay window, bracketed boxed eaves, eyelid dormer window, a pointed arched entry to corner verandah and elaborate timber work to the verandah.This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
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Historical notes: The rectory was built in 1900, the Architect being E. Jeaffreson Jackson, and the builders Brown and Tapson. Jeaffreson Jackson, who was a member of the congregation, was an English Architect, and the house shows links in style with English domestic architecture of this time, and in particular the work of Voysey.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare regionally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically 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
Local Environmental Plan I088602 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930807Tony 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: 2180807

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