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Administration building for WD & HO Wills, Raleigh Park (Former)

Item details

Name of item: Administration building for WD & HO Wills, Raleigh Park (Former)
Other name/s: British Australian Tabacco Company
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Commercial Office/Building
Primary address: 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, NSW
Local govt. area: Randwick
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Todman AvenueKensingtonRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Fine example of Georgian Revival architecture. One of the best such examples in the Municipality. Considerable historical significance. Survives essentially unaltered. Part of Raleigh Park group.
Date significance updated: 27 Aug 18
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Physical description: Magnificent Georgian Revival building with Classical style verandah. Features entablature supported on Tuscan columns. Exposed brick with rendered dado and corners. Slate roof. Dentilated mouldings below eaves. Simple classical styling and proportioning


Historical notes: Raleigh Park, Todman Avenue, was the centre of the Australian tobacco industry. Named after Sir Walter Raleigh who introduced tobacco to England, the 14 hectares (35 acres) site was purchased in 1911 from G. F. Todman. Initially a number of companies were involved in establishing Raleigh Park. The first factory building, opened in 1913, was designed by architects, Halligan and Wilton. In 1926 the administration building was erected to the design of architects, Joseland and Gilling. This building stands close to Todman Avenue and nearly opposite Carminya Avenue. Raleigh Park will be remembered by many for the firm of W.D. and H.O. Wills, manufacturers of tobacco products. Future of the site now uncertain.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch340626 Jun 98 975025
Local Environmental PlanRandwick LEP 2012i14515 Feb 13   

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Database number: 2310405

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