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Police Station (former)

Item details

Name of item: Police Station (former)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Police station
Primary address: 28 Coogee Bay Road, Randwick, NSW 2031
Local govt. area: Randwick
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
28 Coogee Bay RoadRandwickRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A rare example of a 'Lock Up' type Police Station in the Sydney area. Modest but architecturally impressive. Local historical interest and positive streetscape contribution.
Date significance updated: 05 Sep 18
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Construction years: 1892-
Physical description: Pleasantly proportioned brick building. Standard L-shaped plan. Brick with imitation stone, rendered quoining and sills. Some attractive mouldings on gable and chimneys. Timber verandah posts, stop chamfered, with astragals and cast iron brackets. Other detailing limited. Minor alterations generally sympathetic. Good original style picket fence. Sandstock brick exposed, apparently original. Verandah enclosed at side. The words “Lock Up” displayed on gable.


Historical notes: It is likely that the building was constructed shortly after 1892. It comprised a kitchen, sitting room, pantry, office, chargeroom and two cells. At the time of construction the police station had one sergeant and four foot constables. Stables were once provided in the rear yard for horses. Sympathetic rear additions by W. I. Vernon in 1901. A garage was added in 1949. Picket fence recently restored.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch317526 Jun 98 975013
Local Environmental PlanRandwick LEP 2012i32515 Feb 13   

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Database number: 2310174

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