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Item details

Name of item: Item
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Shirley RoadWollstonecraftNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Finely crafted Arts and Crafts style residence with restrained details. Typical of the type of development characteristic of the period in the vicinity and complements a number of fine houses of similar form and style nearby.

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.
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Description

Physical description: Two storey house of roughcast rendered brick with hipped slate roof. Features include ventilators at the roof ridge under short hipped projections, semi-circular arched entry with square diamond accent window above, multi-pane casement windows ( and pergola carried on sandstone columns). This building was designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
General Site Condition Major Alteration. Unsympathetic.
Date condition updated:13 Oct 98
Modifications and dates: PDA - 13/10/98 - *Major modification by projecting front bay with flat roof deck. *Matching wall finish and re-use of windows but less of pergola, symmetry, form and massing. *New arched opening unsympathetic. *Upper windows converted to french doors. *New rear/site addition - more compatible.

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]
Asssociative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Asssociative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Asssociative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930946Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes

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: 2180946


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