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Dartmouth

Item details

Name of item: Dartmouth
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 68-70 Wycombe Road, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
68-70 Wycombe RoadNeutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A distinctive and intact Federation Queen Anne residence, of interest for it's impressive Art Noveau, palm gardens and its contribution to the streetscape and identity of Wycombe Road. One of a collection of fine houses that characterise Neutral Bay and contribute to the overall quality of the area.

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: 02 May 14
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Description

Physical description: The front entry is defined by a corner tower, square in plan with an octagonal top, the transition being achieved by art nouveau decorated scrolls. A large two story house in rough cast stucco with lower walls in face brick, while the string course, arches and oval tower windows are accentuated by a moulded brick surround. The tower is flanked either side by a timbered verandah with shingled oriel windows to the first floor. Roof is slate with stuccoed brick chimneys and glazed earthenware pots. The house is in a good state of preservation as are the wrought iron picket fence, gates and period gardens.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
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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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
local significance
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare regionally.
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 locally.
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I074602 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931219Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB October 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: 2181219


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