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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Other name/s: Federation Style. House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 56 Hill Street, Carlton, NSW 2218
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
56 Hill StreetCarltonRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The cottage at 56 Hill Street, Carlton is historically significant as evidence of the early development of the Sea View Estate. The cottage is aesthetically significant as an intact Federation cottage that contributes to the historic character of Carlton. The cottage is an excellent representative example of a Federation house in Rockdale.
Date significance updated: 07 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1905-
Physical description: Single storey Federation house with two projecting front gables and a hipped roof behind. The right side gable defines a projecting wing whereas the left side gable is supported on posts above the front veranda. The roof is clad in Marseille tiles and the walls are two toned face brick; the background brick is red whilst decorative string courses and corners are defined in dark brick. The sides of the building are built of common bricks. The façade brickwork appears to have been repointed as it is in excellent condition. The gable over the veranda rests upon two pair of timber posts with a timber valence between. The steps retain their decorative tiles and there is a distinctive decorative metal fence and gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The dwelling is in excellent condition.
Date condition updated:22 Jun 10
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The subject property forms part of land granted to John Townson in 1810. The subject property was subdivided as part of the Sea View Estate in 1900. The exact date of construction and earliest occupants are unknown but is likely to have been built c1905 and may have been occupied by Harry Shepherd, who named his house Lilyvale, in 1908 (Sands Directory). By 1934 John Henry Warren, a painter, and his wife Eleanor (nee Queed) were in occupation at the house. John Henry Warren was born Johann Heinrich Schnackers in Bremen, Germany, in 1877, and arrived in Sydney in 1895 on the ship Grace (National Archives of Australia item A63, A1910/4808). In 1910 he was naturalised as a British citizen, at which time his home address was Auriola Cottage, Randwick, which he presumably had named after his first wife, Aureola, who does not appear to have accompanied him and their three children to Australia and whom he later divorced (‘Divorce Court’, SMH, 30 August 1916). In 1915 he changed his name by deed poll, while living in Awaba Street, Mosman (‘Public Notices’, SMH, 20 July 1915). In 1916 he married Eleanor Queed. The couple were still in occupation at the time of Eleanor’s death in (‘Deaths’, SMH, 28 January 1952). John Warren remained there until his own death in 1955 (NSW Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages).

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-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Utilities-Activities associated with the provision of services, especially on a communal basis Village community to commuter suburb - Facilities-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The cottage at 56 Hill Street, Carlton is historically significant as evidence of the early development of the Sea View Estate.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The cottage is aesthetically significant as an intact Federation cottage that contributes 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 cottage is an excellent representative example of a Federation house in Rockdale.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is very 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  26 Oct 01 161 
Local Environmental PlanRockdale Local Environmental Plan 2011I18305 Dec 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes
Heritage Advisory Committee0HA002R. 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: 2330118


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