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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Victorian Style. Cottage; Harbourne
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 52 Fleet Street, Carlton, NSW 2218
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
52 Fleet StreetCarltonRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 52 Fleet Street, originally named Harbourne, provides evidence of the development of the suburb of Carlton at the end of the 19th century. The house has association with James Perry was a preacher at the Free Church of England, Rockdale, in the 1890s. The house is aesthetically significant as a Federation residence occupying a corner location and making a strong contribution to the historic character of Carlton. The building is a good representative example of a Federation house in the Rockdale area.
Date significance updated: 07 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1890-
Physical description: A single storey house with mixed Victorian and Federation features. Victorian villa. Rendered brick walls, slate roof with terra cotta ridge capping. Cast iron decorative veranda with bull nose roof. A double garage and aluminium fence have been added to the property
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Dwelling is in good condition.
Date condition updated:11 Aug 10
Modifications and dates: BA-1990/562 : ADDITION TO DWELLING SINGLE STOREY CLASS I
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The land on which this dwelling is built was first granted to John Townson on the 11th. April 1810. The house originally occupied its current lot and the lot now known as 19A Durham Street. The dwelling appears likely to have been built c1891 for James Frederick Perry and his wife Amelia (nee Snow), who married in Kogarah in 1887 and who were listed in Grey Street (adjacent) in 1890 and Fleet Street in 1892 (Sands Directory; NSW Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages). James Perry was a preacher at the Free Church of England, Rockdale, in the 1890s (‘News’, SMH, 31 October 1893). The Perrys named the house Harbourne. James F Perry died in 1926, while Amelia Perry was still in residence at the time of her death in 1947 (‘Deaths’, SMH, 22 January 1947).

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The house at 52 Fleet Street, originally named Harbourne, provides evidence of the development of the suburb of Carlton at the end of the 19th century.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The house has association with James Perry was a preacher at the Free Church of England, Rockdale, in the 1890s.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is aesthetically significant as a Federation residence occupying a corner location and making a strong contribution to the historic character of Carlton.
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]
The building is a good representative example of a Federation house in the Rockdale area.
Integrity/Intactness: The building 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 2011I17805 Dec 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes
Heritage Advisory Council1992R32R. Rathbone  No
Heritage Advisory Committee0 R. Rathbone  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2330052


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