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Heatherbrae and Stables

Item details

Name of item: Heatherbrae and Stables
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 12- 12A Colin Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12- 12A Colin StreetCammerayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Main significance lies in survival of main house with stables at rear from early twentieth century. Rare in this vicinity. Substantial residence atypical of the area, but important indicator of local diversity as well as the economic relationship of private horse ownership of the period. The interior and front garden setting also contribute to its significance.

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: 06 Sep 12
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Physical description: Two storey brick house with hipped terracotta tile roof. Two storey front verandah has elaborate timber quadrant brackets to timber posts with timber balustrades. Original detached bakery of timber with gable roof has been converted to a separate residence. The interior retains its original room configuration and decorative features including: timber staircase with cut fretwork , doors, architaves, fanlights, timber mantle pieces and fire grates. Some of the detailing is Victorian in style possinly reflecting the taste of the original owner. This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Alteration internally and to the rear. New fence to front boundary.
Date condition updated:06 Sep 12
Modifications and dates: Stables (to south) and bakery (to west) subdivided off to create new properties.


Historical notes: The lot forms part of the Bridge Estate. In 1913, John Ferguson applied to Council to build a bakery and dwelling on the site. The proposal was opposed by neighbours who signed a petition opposing the construction of a factory in a residential area. Council however, had no power to refuse the proposal. The bakery was constructed in 1913 at the rear of the dwellin in the south-west corner. The stables were constructed in the north-west corner.

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 regionally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
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 Review19930901Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180901

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