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Item details

Name of item: Item
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Duplex
Primary address: 19 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
19 McDougall StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A Victorian Regency semi-detached dwelling of two stories.
The interior is also 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.
Date significance updated: 05 Jul 13
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Physical description: One of a large two-storey brick semi-detached pair of houses (nos. 17 & 19 McDougall Street) with a hipped gable roof clad in terracotta tiles and standing on a rusticated sandstone foundation wall. The facade is symmetrical, with the upper floor windows and quoins articulated in brick relief to rough-cast stucco panels between. The ground floor verandah, with a skillion corrugated iron roof has a timber balustrade to No. 19. This building is very similar to its neighbour, Nos 21-23.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Further information: 17-39 McDougall St
Former use: State Themes: Building styles. Urban settlements.


Historical notes: Land part of 50 acres granted to James Milson in 1824. The head of Careening Cove was reclaimed by North Sydney Council during the early 1890s and subdivision of adjoining lands followed shortly afterwards. These houses all date from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally. 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931702Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 17/3/92 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181702

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