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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Bennett Street, Cremorne, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Bennett StreetCremorneNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Formerly a simply detailed but unusually proportioned Queen Anne cottage, this house has had its projecting gabled bay increased to two storeys in the last decade. Detailing and proportions have been maintained but the single-storey cohesion of the row of cottages of which it is part has been compromised. It remains an interesting house, given validity by its neighbours.

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.
Date significance updated: 05 Jul 13
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Description

Physical description: A single storey double-fronted brick cottage with the projecting gabled bay raised to two storeys. Main roof is hipped and clad in concrete tiles. Gable end has interesting timber screen in front of vertical boarding. Verandah is carried on simple timber posts with elaborate quadrant brackets and returns around the facade.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Major alteration
Date condition updated:05 Jul 13
Modifications and dates: The projecting gabled bay raised to two storeys between 1979 and 1992. Details to the gable end and windows has been maintained. House has been re-roofed in concrete tiles.

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 g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
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
Local Environmental Plan I003302 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931025Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 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: 2181025


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