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Sandstone and brick Federation cottage

Item details

Name of item: Sandstone and brick Federation cottage
Other name/s: Federation Style. House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 12 Connemarra Street, Bexley, NSW 2207
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Connemarra StreetBexleyRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 12 Connemarra Street, Bexley is historically significant as evidence of the development of Bexley in the early 20th century. The sandstone and brick Federation cottage is aesthetically significant for its unusual combination of Federation and Inter-war detailing and the contribution it makes to the character of Connemarra Street.
Date significance updated: 27 Sep 10
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Description

Physical description: A late Federation style dwelling constructed of random rubble walls with a red brick façade set between stone quoins. The building has a gambrel roof with a front facing gable of which the gable end has been finished in rough cast stucco. An Inter-war style front veranda has been added to the front and has wide tapered veranda columns in the Californian Bungalow style. A garage is located at the front of the property at street level
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building appears to be in good condition.
Date condition updated:29 May 10
Modifications and dates: Circa 1920 veranda addition.
BA-1996/763: ADDITION TO DWELLING SINGLE STOREY + SHED CLASS 1&10
DA-1984/1115: HOUSING OF ELDERLY AND INFIRM PEOPLE (6 PEOPLE)
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The subject property is part of 1200 acres granted by Governor Brisbane to merchant James Chandler in 1831. The land was auctioned as part of the Ocean View Estate in 1883. The exact date of construction and initial occupants of the subject house are unclear, although the house is likely to have been standing by 1910. The house is shown on a water board plan dated 1920-1946 (MWS&DB, Bexley Sheet 13, 1920-1946). In 1920 the occupant was Thomas McCredie; by 1930 Alfred Anstey was in residence. A brick garage was erected in front of the house in 1927 (‘Tenders’, SMH, 18 January 1927). In 1953 the occupant was Ross L Smith (‘Public Notices’, SMH, 21 April 1953).

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]
The house at 12 Connemarra Street, Bexley is historically significant as evidence of the development of Bexley in the early 20th century.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The sandstone and brick Federation cottage is aesthetically significant for its unusual combination of Federation and Inter-war detailing and the contribution it makes to the character of Connemarra Street.
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 building which demonstrates the transition between Federation and Inter-war styles.
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 PlanRockdale LEP 2011I10905 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  01 Jun 04 21 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991372Meredith Walker and Terry Kass  No
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes

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: 2330090


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