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Bromley Avenue Group

Item details

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

Statement of significance:

A rare pre-motor car environment from the turn of the century in which the combination of housing, trees, stone walls, and pedestrian walks, focusing on the creek and Mosman Bay, present a serene and less urbanised pattern of settlement. The group of houses are composed of one and two storey Federation residences of excellent quality and are noteworthy for their fine art nouveau windows, verandahs, interesting roof forms and siting.

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Physical description: A short pedestrian street with three houses on either side, accessed by steps from Kareela Road. The Avenue terminates in further steps and a footbridge over the creek gully which exists on the north side. Houses on the west side of the avenue are generally bound by rusticated sandstone ashlar retaining walls. Houses on the east side are below road level, with footbridges to the upper storey of the houses. No's 1 and 3 (east side) are relatively more modern than the rest and are not listed separately. They do not detract from the quality of the group or the context.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:


Historical notes: Bromley Avenue is an unusual isolated subdivision, not part of the Cremorne Point estate and pre-dates that subdivision by approximately a decade. It represents the only part of a grant to James Gilbert which is included in the Municipality of North Sydney (formerly East St. Leonards).

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

Integrity/Intactness: _
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
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931042Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 1992 Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181042

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