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Stone cottage

Item details

Name of item: Stone cottage
Other name/s: Federation Style. House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 30 Glen Road (The), Bardwell Valley, NSW 2207
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
30 Glen Road (The)Bardwell ValleyRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The stone cottage is historically significant as part of the c. 1910 Maylands Estate subdivision. The stone cottage is aesthetically significant as part of a unique group of six Federation sandstone cottages built by the same builder/stone mason on a prominent ridge fronting Bardwell Park. The building is a good representative example of a late Federation sandstone cottage.
Date significance updated: 24 Aug 10
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Description

Builder/Maker: Mssrs. Smellie and Sim
Construction years: 1922-
Physical description: One of two identical single storey Inter-war rock-face ashlar sandstone cottages. Hipped roof with front facing gable and veranda roof incorporated into the main roof. A new garage has been built in front of the house and the veranda extended over the roof of the new garage. The original timber veranda posts have been removed. Inscribed in sandstone relief within the gable end are the characters "1922".
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in good condition but is not intact.
Date condition updated:29 May 10
Modifications and dates: The building has had its roof extended at the rear and has been reclad. There is a garage at the front of the property.
BA-1992/837: ADDITION TO DWELLING PERGOLA CLASS I
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 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, p47). In 1910 the land was subdivided as part of the Maylands Estate. The house was likely built between 1910 and1920 (Sands Directory), and although the exact date of construction and the chain of ownership and occupancy has not been determined, the occupant in 1920 is likely to have been Charles H Smith, who named the house Glen Roy. The house is shown on water board plan dated 1920-1940 (MWS&DB Rockdale Sheet 71 1920-1940).

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 stone cottage is historically significant as part of the c. 1910 Maylands Estate subdivision. It was built in 1922 as part of a group of stone cottages which was built by the same stonemason/builder; he added a new cottage to the group to the group every year or so as he was able.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The stone cottage is aesthetically significant as part of a unique group of six Federation sandstone cottages built by the same builder/stone mason on a prominent ridge fronting Bardwell Park.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This dwelling is significant because it has the potential to yield information about early building materials and techniques
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The building is one of a rare group of six late Federation rusticated sandstone dwellings built by the same stonemason/builder.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The building is a good representative example of a late Federation sandstone cottage.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is relatively 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 2011I9205 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 01 161 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991299Meredith 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: 2330086


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