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Carlton House

Item details

Name of item: Carlton House
Other name/s: Victorian Style, Villa
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 92 Carlton Parade, Carlton, NSW 2218
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
92 Carlton ParadeCarltonRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Carlton House is historically significant as early evidence of the development of the suburb of Carlton. The house is associated with Tom Battye a prominent Freemason and important figure in the early historical development of Bexley. Carlton House is aesthetically significant as a two storey Victorian Italianate house which was designed for its corner site and is visible from the railway line.
Date significance updated: 07 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1885-
Physical description: A two storey Victorian Italianate villa designed to fit on a corner block, with original cast iron balustrades and chamfered timber posts. The main roof is a transverse gale between two parapet walls incorporating chimneys. The two storey veranda wraps around the front and the side facing both street frontages. The front upstairs veranda has been enclosed with Federation style glazing and timber details. The steel picket fence is a recent addition.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building appears to be in good condition.
Date condition updated:25 May 10
Modifications and dates: BA-1995/106: OUTBUILDING GARAGE CLASS 10
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The subject property forms part of land granted to John Terry Hughes and John Hosking in 1840. The exact date of the house’s construction and its earliest occupant is unknown, although it appears to have been built by 1891 when James O’Byrne was listed at a house likely to be Carlton House (Sands Directory). By 1900, William L Hamilton and his wife were in residence, where they stayed until 1905 (‘Servants Wanted’, SMH, 11 January 1905). In 1906 the Carlton House property, which occupied the block at the corner of Carlton Parade and High Street, was offered for sale ‘in one or two lots’ (‘Auction Sales’, SMH, 27 April 1906). The purchaser is unknown but the Hamiltons were still in residence in 1909 (Sands Directory). By 1911 John R Clerke lived there with his wife Maria and family (‘Funerals’, SMH, 20 March 1911). By 1914 the house was occupied by Tom and Zillah Caroline Battye (‘Deaths’, SMH, 23 July 1914). Tom and Zillah Battye, aged 29 and 35 respectively, emigrated as assisted immigrants to New South Wales with several young children in 1883, aboard the ship North (State Records Register of Assisted Immigrants, Reel 2142). In 1900 they were living in Taylor Street, West Kogarah (Sands Directory). Tom Battye, a prominent freemason, became well-known in social, political and commercial circles in the St George district, and was associated with the establishment of the municipality of Bexley. Tom Battye died while in residence at the place (‘Mr T Battye’, SMH, 10 August 1928). Zillah remained there until her own death in 1935 (‘Deaths’, SMH, 26 September 1935).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages On the Urban Fringe - Worker housing-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Carlton House is historically significant as early evidence of the development of the suburb of Carlton.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The house is associated with Tom Battye a prominent Freemason and important figure in the early historical development of Bexley.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Carlton House is aesthetically significant as a two storey Victorian Italianate house which was designed for its corner site and is visible from the railway line.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Carlton House is a representative example of a two storey Italianate villa, with cast iron balustrade and chamfered timber posts.
Integrity/Intactness: Carlton House is substantially intact.
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  25 Aug 00 109 
Local Environmental PlanRockdale LEP 2011I17605 Dec 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991261Meredith Walker and Terry Kass  No
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2330008


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