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Name of item: Item
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 2 Hipwood Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Hipwood StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Part of Hipwood Street Terraces Group (see listing 0043).

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Physical description: One of a continuous row of five two-storey terrace houses of brick with corrugated-iron roofs, with two storey verandahs to the street frontage. Excepting the alteration to No. 4, the building has a continuous parapet, upturned at either end of each house, the boundary walls topped by spherical stucco finials. The parapet above No. 2 and No. 12, at each end, has a central semi-circular pediment above a smaller semi-circular ventilator, topped by a finial sphere and flanked by matching finials. Verandahs on both floors are carried on a single, central timber post, and have a skillion roof above. This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: The original detailing is unknown but the iron-lace is likely to be a later addition. No. 6 has a Pike and Rail iron fence - all others have differing but relatively recent front fences.
Further information: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Hipwood Street
Former use: State Themes: Urban settlements. Building styles.


Historical notes: Land part of grant to James Milson. The terraces were built for Mrs Louisa Wright in 1908, following the reclamation of the head of the bay in the 1890's and contemporary with the formation of Milson Park in 1912. No. 2 was built as a shop with residence above.

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 locally.
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 Review19931634Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 19/3/92 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181634

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