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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 179 West Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
179 West StreetCrows NestNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An interesting variation on the Victorian Italianate/Federation Bungalow cottage, with dressed sandstone supporting the rendered brick of the traditional application of the style. Provides an illustration, when compared to No's 169 and 192 nearby, of the transition of this form into the Australian vernacular. Also evidences the availability of building stone from the quarries at the end of West Street.
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An interesting variation on the Italianate cottage, with dressed sandstone supporting the rendered brick of the traditional application of the style. Provides an illustration, when compared to No's 169 and 192 nearby, of the transition of this form into the Australian vernacular. Also evidences the availability of building stone from the quarries at the end of West Street.

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: Single storey, double fronted stone house with a hipped terracotta tile roof that carries over the flanking verandah. Rockface coursed stone with ashlar banding, quoins and dressings to openings. Projecting faceted bay to the street with a hipped roof. Verandah supported on splayed rendered masonry piers with a rendered masonry balustrade. Flat headed windows with two pane double hung timber sashes. Small garden to front with low brick wall to the street
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Single storey ashlar house, double-fronted with hipped gable roof of terracotta tiles. Projecting faceted bay has faceted hipped gable roof. Verandah bay has rendered brick balustrade and posts which appear out of context. Ashlar stone is generally rusticated, with smooth dressed stone used for sills, lintels and mullions and to articulate quoins around window and door openings.This building is designed in the Victorian Italianate. Federation Bungalow style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
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Modifications and dates: Roof replaced
Verandah altered
Replacement fence
Current use: Residence

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]
Local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Local 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 regionally.
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 I017802 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931016Tony 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: 2181016


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