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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Federation Style. House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 137 Forest Road, Arncliffe, NSW 2205
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
137 Forest RoadArncliffeRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This house is historically significant as part of the development of the urban fringe in the Rockdale area. It is significant as a villa built along the ridge of Forest Road as a part of the 1882 Mount Arncliffe Estate. The house is aesthetically significant as a large two storey Federation villa built in the Rockdale area and it makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Forest Road. The building is a good representative example of a two storey Federation house in the Rockdale area.
Date significance updated: 31 Aug 10
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Description

Builder/Maker: John H Garratt
Construction years: 1893-
Physical description: Two storey rendered brick early Federation house with Gothic features. The original building has been rendered and its original openings altered. Whilst the original building form has been retained there is a large addition at the rear. The building has a steeply pitched front facing gabled roof which intersects with a transverse gable and is covered with slate. The original brick can still be seen in the un rendered chimneys. There is a front veranda under a corrugated skillion roof on timber posts with brackets and a timber valence, and it has been fenced by a child proof balustrade. The projecting wing has a lower storey faceted bay window. Over the veranda is an oriel with a small gable roof. All windows have security screens or bars. The front garden has been converted to a parking area.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Dwelling undergone change to accommodate new non-residential use.
Date condition updated:30 May 10
Modifications and dates:
CD-2002/28 : INSTALLATION OF ALARM SIGNALLING EQUIPMENT
DA-1984/1189: DRIVEWAY & CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND
DA-1987/293 : ALTERATIONS & RENOVATIONS TO BUILDING
Current use: Day Care Centre
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The land on which this dwelling stands was first auctioned to Robert Cassels Oliphant (who immediately sold it to Lewis Gordon) in 1854. The land of which the subject property forms a part was subdivided in 1882 as the Mount Arncliffe Estate. The house appears to have been built c1893 by builder John H Garratt, the listed occupant that year (Sands Directory). Later occupation is unclear. By 1920 Cyril Cartledge was the occupant, and by 1933 WTV Roberts was in residence there.

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 - Villas-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This house is historically significant as part of the development of the urban fringe in the Rockdale area. It is significant as a villa built along the ridge of Forest Road as a part of the 1882 Mount Arncliffe Estate.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is aesthetically significant as a large two storey Federation villa built in the Rockdale area and it makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Forest Road.
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 two storey Federation house in the Rockdale area.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is largely intact but has had additions and cosmetic alterations.
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 2011I2605 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  25 Aug 00 109 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study199198Meredith 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: 2330109


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