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Sacred Heart Monastery and Chapel

Item details

Name of item: Sacred Heart Monastery and Chapel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Monastery
Primary address: 1 Roma Avenue, Kensington, NSW 2033
Local govt. area: Randwick
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Roma AvenueKensingtonRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding example of 19th Century ecclesiastical architecture. A prominent local landmark with considerable historic interest. Stonework and detailing of special note. Set in magnificent landscaped grounds.
Date significance updated: 06 Sep 18
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Construction years: 1895-
Physical description: Monumental Gothic style brick and sandstone building with attic storey and tower. Northern façade is in sandstone. Walls are rusticated with presed smooth quoins, reveals, arches, string courses and pyramidal spire to tower. The cloisters (about 1921)are face brick with terra cotta tiled roof and large timber dormer windows. The building occupies a commanding position on a prominent knoll. Mature figs and palms enhance its setting.


Historical notes: Designed by Sheerin and Hennessy, architects, and built of Pyrmont sandstone by Dugald McIntyre in 1895. Enjoys an elevated 3 hectare (7 ½ acre) site. A new building at the rear is used as a national seminary for late vocations.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch338426 Jun 98 975024
Local Environmental PlanRandwick LEP 2012i14015 Feb 13   

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Database number: 2310383

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