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Item details

Name of item: Item
Other name/s: Former Stationmasters Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Telopea Street, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Telopea StreetWollstonecraftNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The last remaining original structure from Wollstonecraft Station and one of the earliest buildings in the vicinity. Although modified, it is indicative of period practices in railway operations and is an important element in the historic development of the surrounding suburb.

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

Designer/Maker: S.R.A.
Builder/Maker: S.R.A.
Physical description: Single storey brick cottage with half-gabled hipped roof of terracotta tiles. Double-hung sash windows with multi-paned upper frame. Roof form intact. This building was designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Major Alteration. Unsympathetic.
Date condition updated:13 Oct 98
Modifications and dates: Verandah rebuilt and entry modified. PDA - 13/10/98 - *Front facade completely altered. *Building painted. *Setting altered.

History

Historical notes: Edwards Road Station opened with a railway extension to Milsons Point in 1893. Later name change to Wollstonecraft.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (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]
Rare Local. Associative Regional. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Regional. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as historically rare 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 regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: Unsympathetic
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 Review19930954Tony 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: 2180954


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