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Shellcove Rd, Neutral Bay Land Co Group

Item details

Name of item: Shellcove Rd, Neutral Bay Land Co Group
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: , Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
 Neutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A fine, cohesive group of single and double storey Federation houses of large size and district stylisation. Common elements are hipped and gabled roof forms, verandahs, timber shingle cladding and rough cast showcase of Federation detailing. Nearby houses (60A & 66 Shellcove Road and 75 Wycombe Road) support and enhance the group. This area was developed by the Neutral Bay Land Co. in the late 19th century.

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Physical description: Location on a curved section of Shellcove Road which is mostly steeply sloping and is formed by the intersections with Wycombe Road and Bannerman Street, the houses of the group are predominantly on the higher, western side, forming a continuous row, with Nos 71 and 73 on the opposite side, set on the corner of Burroway Street which also meets with the single central curve in this section of Shellcove Road. No 64 stands at the Bannerman Street entry to this section of Shellcove Road. The houses are one and two storey brick and rendered brick Federation period houses, mostly of substantial size with some bungalows interspersed. Roofs are hipped and gabled, clad in terracotta tiles or slate. Architectural style, period and materials are generally consistent throughout the group. Nos 66 and 68 are excluded from the group. No 66 is separately lsited, predates the group and is concealed behind trees and by the height and aspect of its site. No 68 is a later bungalow than the group, reprsents a subdivision of the block of No 66 and is stylistically different from the groups. Its low scale and compatible materials ensure that it does not have impact on the group.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration

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)
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: Sympathetic
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 Review19931280Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB Oct 92 Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181280

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