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Cardeeri (cottage)

Item details

Name of item: Cardeeri (cottage)
Other name/s: Federation Style. House; Ardeer
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 48 Waratah Street, Bexley, NSW 2207
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
48 Waratah StreetBexleyRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house Cardeeri, originally known as Ardeer, is significant because it provides physical evidence of the historical development of commuter suburbs in the Rockdale area. The house is aesthetically significant as part of a group of Federation detached cottages built in the Rockdale area and in particular for its contribution to the streetscape of Waratah Street. Cardeeri is an excellent representative example of a Federation house with corner veranda.
Date significance updated: 07 Sep 10
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Description

Physical description: A single storey red brick with red tile roof Federation Queen Anne style residence with banding of darker brickwork and finely detailed timber work to the veranda. The tall narrow windows are arched and in groups of three double hung sashes edged in dark brick. The corners of the house facade is edged and toothed in dark brick and the base is rendered and painted brickwork. The terra cotta hipped and gabled roof features terra cotta finials. A new aluminium fence defines the front boundary with a small lawn and garden in front of the house.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Building is largely intact with original fabric and detailing all in good condition.
Date condition updated:11 Aug 10
Modifications and dates: DA-2009/225 : Alterations and additions including detached outbuilding to existing dwelling
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The land on which this dwelling is built was first granted to John Townson in 1810. The house appears to have been built in the early 1900s. By 1908 John Thomson, one of only three individuals listed in in Waratah Street this year (Sands Directory) was resident in a house likely to be the subject building (Sands Directory). By 1918 it was in the occupation of John Thomson Boyd and his wife Agnes (nee Thomson), who had emigrated with their adolescent sons from Ayrshire, Scotland, where they married in 1897 (‘Marriages’, SMH, 15 July 1922; National Archives of Australia record B2455, BOYD J T). John Thomson appears to have been the father of Agnes Boyd (nee Thomson) (NSW Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages). The Boyds named the house Ardeer after a town by the same name in Ayrshire, Scotland. In 1937 John Thompson Boyd, a freemason, died (‘Funerals’, SMH, 12 August 1937). Agnes Boyd remained in the house until her own death in 1946 (‘Deaths’, 13 May 1946).

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]
Cardeeri is significant because it provides physical evidence of the historical development of commuter suburbs in the Rockdale area.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is aesthetically significant as part of a group of Federation detached cottages built in the Rockdale area and in particular for its contribution to the streetscape of Waratah 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]
Cardeeri is an excellent representative example of a Federation house with corner veranda.
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 2011I16205 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991238Meredith 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: 2330116


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