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Item details

Name of item: Cheltenham
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 44 Larkin Street, Waverton, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
44 Larkin StreetWavertonNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Fine example of a large two-storey Federation house good quality detailing prominent in the local streetscape. It uses a range of period details predominantly from the Arts and Crafts style on a traditional upright building form, producing an attractive and unpretentious example of the style. Indicative of the type of development characteristic of the vicinity.
Fine example of a large Federation residence which uses a range of period details predominantly from the Arts and Crafts style on a traditional upright building form, producing an attractive and unpretentious example of the style. Indicative of the type of development characteristic of the vicinity.

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Physical description: Two storey, brick house with hipped and gabled slate roof with rendered masonry chimneys with brick cappings. Lower walls in face brick with render above set on sandstone base. Half timbered gable to the front with splayed bay windows with flat roofs and projecting two storey infilled at the upper level with timber boarded spandrel between face brick columns decorated at the top with V shaped render with square timber posts supporting the roof. Timber double hung sash windows.
Raised garden to the front with sandstone steps low sandstone wall to the street.
Two storey brick house, asymmetric in plan, with hipped and gabled roof of slate. Upper storey is roughcast rendered, and gable ends half-timbered. Features include a faceted projecting oriel window, with shingled spandrel on the upper floor and corbelled on the lower, a two-storey rectangular verandah bay with the upper level roof carried on short timber posts in groups, the main elevation having glazed panels between posts, shingled spandrels between floors and triangular roughcast rendered decorative panels at the top of the two main brick piers.This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts. Federation Free style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: Upper verandah infilled
Current use: Residential Private

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]
High local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria g)
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/High
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 PlanNorth Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2013I107602 Aug 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930987Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180987

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