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Astley Bank

Item details

Name of item: Astley Bank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 20 Gillies Street, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
20 Gillies StreetWollstonecraftNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A refined and well-proportioned two storey house designed in the Arts and Craft style, with evocations of the Old English style also then in vogue. Important local house that expresses both the local development of the period and the English aspirations of the Australian middle class of the early twentieth century.
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A refined and well proportioned house of the Arts and Crafts style, with evocations of the Old English style also then current. Important local house which expresses both the local development of the period and the English aspirations of the Australian middle class of the early twentieth century.

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Description

Physical description: A two storey symmetrical house of brick with low-swept steep pitched gable roof enclosing the upper floor, clad in terracotta tiles. Upper portion of gable ends are shingled. Bay windows and a flat roofed porch are features.This building was designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts. Inter-War Old English style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Current use: Private Residence

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (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]
Local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Regional significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Rare Aesthetically Locally
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: Good
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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 I108802 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930950Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 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: 2180950


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