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Victorian cottage

Item details

Name of item: Victorian cottage
Other name/s: Lourene, Victorian Style. Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 9 Dowling Street, Arncliffe, NSW 2205
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
9 Dowling StreetArncliffeRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Victorian cottage at 9 Dowling Street is provides physical evidence of the development of the Sydney View Estate in Arncliffe at the turn of the twentieth century. The cottage has aesthetic value for its unusual mix of Victorian and Federation detailing. The building is one of a group of three dwellings of similar age that contribute to the retention of the original aesthetic qualities of the Sydney View Estate.
Date significance updated: 13 Aug 10
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Description

Construction years: 1898-
Physical description: Number 9 Dowling Street is an early Federation single storey face brick dwelling with vermiculated quoins. It has a hipped slate roof with a projecting gable roof which defines the front veranda. Within the projecting bay is a bay window under a slate awning roof. The bay is also brick and has decorative rendered pilasters and a highly embellished frieze with a centrally located cartouche.
The street elevation has tessellated tiled veranda floor, cast iron lace and a bull nose roof. Walls are face brickwork coated in red iron oxide.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is in excellent condition.
Date condition updated:25 Jun 10
Modifications and dates: Alterations were made to the rear and a double garage to the rear of the property.
BA-1996/185 : ADDITION TO DWELLING SINGLE STOREY CLASS 1
BA-1996/611 : OUTBUILDING GARAGE CLASS 10
DA-1996/210 : ERECTION OF NEW DWELLING , LAND SUBDIVISION AND LOT CONSOLIDATION
A subdivision and new dwelling proposal approved in 1996 DA210/1996 but appears not to have been The two year period of the consent appears to have lapsed without any building. However the subdivision may have been enacted.
DA-2003/720 : CONVERSION OF EXISTING OUTBUILDING TO GRANNY FLAT INCORPORATING ALT/ADDITIONS
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The subject property is part of land purchased at auction by James Pike in 1839.
In 1840 Pike and his wife Anastasia sold his land to wool merchant and land speculator William Hirst (Rathbone, A Village Called Arncliffe, pp 23-27). Hirst subdivided the land into rural allotments, creating Dowling Street, John Street, Hirst Street and Wentworth Street, and registered the subdivision as The Village of Arncliffe Estate. Owing to economic recession, few sales were made and in 1843 Hirst was declared insolvent. The following year his trustees again offered the Arncliffe Estate, comprising of 15 rural allotments between five and 10 acres, for sale. The land didn’t sell well. It eventually passed to well-known auctioneer Edward Salamon (Rathbone, A Village Called Arncliffe, p 47). The land of which the subject property forms a part was subdivided as the Sydney View Estate in 1884. The subject property appears to have been built around 1898. In 1900 the occupant was John Ferrier, an employee of Tooheys Ltd (Sands Directory; ‘Deaths’, SMH 18 April 1905). The Ferrier family had lived in the Rockdale area since the 1850s (Geeves & Jervis, Rockdale: Its Beginning and Development, p 50). For a brief period in In 1909 and 1910 the occupant was William Percy Judd, son of prominent local landholder, industrialist and former mayor of Rockdale William George Judd (Sands Directory; NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages; ‘Mr WG Judd’, SMH ,11 December 1929). William George Judd lived at Athelstane, across at the corner of Dowling Street and Wollongong Road. The Judds were related to the Farleigh family (of Dowling Street) by marriage, as John G Farleigh’s wife Alice was the sister of Eleanor (Mrs William George Judd). William Percy Judd (1874-1951) was a member of the Freemasons’ Society (‘Family Notices’, SMH, 29 November 1951). By 1911 the family of James and Catherine Partridge were in residence ('In Memoriam', SMH, 26 September 1928). James Partridge died at the subject house in 1929 ('Deaths', SMH, 6 July 1929). Members of the Patridge family were still living at the house in 1933.

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 Village community to commuter suburb - Housing-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The Victorian cottage at 9 Dowling Street is provides physical evidence of the development of the Sydney View Estate in Arncliffe at the turn of the twentieth century.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The cottage has aesthetic value for its unusual mix of Victorian and Federation detailing. The building is one of a group of three dwellings of similar age that contribute to the retention of the original aesthetic qualities of the Sydney View Estate.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The cottage a rare example of a building blending both Federation and Victorian detailing in this manner in the Rockdale area.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Does not meet this criterion.
Integrity/Intactness: The cottage is 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 PlanRockdale LEP 2011I605 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  25 Aug 00 109 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991304Meredith Walker and Terry Kass  No
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2330039


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