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St Augustines Rectory (Isla) and curate's lodge

Item details

Name of item: St Augustines Rectory (Isla) and curate's lodge
Other name/s: 'Isla'
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Presbytery/Rectory/ Vicarage/Manse
Primary address: 89 Wycombe Road, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
89 Wycombe RoadNeutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

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.

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: 03 Mar 14
Note: The State Heritage Inventory provides information about heritage items listed by local and State government agencies. The State Heritage Inventory is continually being updated by local and State agencies as new information becomes available. Read the OEH copyright and disclaimer.

Description

Designer/Maker: J. Peddle and E. Jeaffreson Jackson
Physical description: A two storey face-brick and shingle Federation residence with upper rough-cast stucco walls and multi-gabled asymmetrically massed roof. The main staircase is panelled and defined by the arch-headed window, which as with the front door and window is glazed in leadlight. The verandahs originally contained timber slatted balustrade and fretwork brackets while the rear wing as built, differed from the original plan in being two storeys. A foundation stone dated 1903 was laid by Mrs Cargill, with the ceremonial trowel now being held by the Church. The billard room is a skilful design (reputedly to date from 1914) executed in matching brickwork to the main house. The garden elevation is dominated by a shingled bay window and entry stair while the roof is enhanced by terracotta shingles and two elongated chimney pots.This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
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History

Historical notes: Isla was built as the residence of Mr J. S. Cargill, the solicitor for Government Railways. Later, a free standing smaller house was constructed near the northern boundary as a billard room. The residence was sold in 1924 to the Phillips family from whom it was purchased as the Church Rectory in April 1939 for 5,750 pounds. Subsequently Isla's timber shingle roof was changed to tile while in 1963 the billard room was converted to the Curate's lodge. Architects: James Peddle and Jeaffreson Jackson.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities (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 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 I074902 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931223Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB October 1992 Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181223


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