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Greenleaves - Federation Queen Anne style residence and grounds

Item details

Name of item: Greenleaves - Federation Queen Anne style residence and grounds
Other name/s: Berry Estate Widow's Residence (former); Flawcraig; Berry Estate Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 59 Bolong Road, Bomaderry, NSW 2541
Parish: BUNBERRA
County: CAMDEN
Local govt. area: Shoalhaven

Boundary:

Lot 5 DP 2886
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
59 Bolong RoadBomaderryShoalhavenBUNBERRA CAMDEN Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An outstanding late nineteenth century house, essentially Federation in style. Designed by noted Sydney architect Howard Joseland. Local historical interest as an employer-provided house on the former Berry Estate. Historic, aesthetic and research value. An example of the work of Howard Joseland which contributes significantly to the streetscapes of Bomaderry. Local significance (Shoalhaven).
Date significance updated: 29 Sep 17
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Description

Designer/Maker: Howard Joseland
Builder/Maker: S Elliott
Construction years: 1895-1895
Physical description: Description: A fine, slightly asymmetrical Federation Queen Anne style house. Construction is of face brick on stone foundations; and a complex slate roof with flying gables. Features include a timber verandah with iron skillion roof across the front and hipped returns to sides; ornate brick chimneys; and faceted bay to entrance with flying gable over. Gable features timber decoration. Verandah posts are turned timber with decorative brackets and valance. The entrance door has timber and glass panels and several sets of French doors open out onto the verandah. The house is well set back in generous grounds, bare except for a few mature trees. Modifications: Chimney pots may be a later addition.
Further information: Date: Circa 1895 Historical Period:1876-1900 Architect/Designer: H.Joseland Builder: S.Elliott
Current use: Residence
Former use: State Themes: 23 (Housing) 34 (Persons)

History

Historical notes: Flawcraig was built around 1895 by the Berry Estate for the widow of their trusted employee, Peter Hall. His father Thomas had migrated to Coolangatta from Cupar in Scotland with members of the Berry family in 1836. Thomas Hall bought the first agricultural machinery and implements to the Coolangatta Estate, where he was employed for many years. Peter was chief promoter of estate land at "Back Forest" and Bolong, and at Pyree, and helped establish the Shoalhaven Co-operative Butter Factory at Jindyandy. After Peter Halls' death in 1895 his widow, Mrs. Anne Hall, was provided with Flawcraig. It was designed by the leading Sydney architect Howard Joseland who was commissioned to design a number of fine buildings on the Berry Estate between 1883 and the early 1900s. This residence is similar to "Lynburn", another Joseland design situated nearby which was also erected for the family of an Estate employee. Flawcraig was constructed of local materials and built by Seward Elliott. Mrs. Hall remained at Flawcraig until her death in 1915, aged 99. The house was occupied by her three unmarried daughters until the last daughter died in 1937. The property was then subsequently sold and renamed Greenleaves.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The item is of historical significance as an example of a substantial, late Victorian house that was built around 1895 by the Berry Estate for the widow of their trusted employee, Peter Hall. The house was originally called Flawcraig and was designed by the noted architect, Howard Joseland. The property was sold in 1937 and renamed "Greenleaves".
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The property has associations with the the Berry family who had established an estate at Coolangatta in 1822. The Berry estate built the house for their employee, Peter Hall whose father Thomas had migrated to Coolangatta from Cupar in Scotland with members of the Berry family in 1836. The place also has associations with the noted architect, Howard Joseland (1860-1930).
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is a very good example of a single, storey, Federation Queen Anne style house in face brick. The house was designedby the leading Sydney architect Howard Joseland, who was commissioned to design a number of fine buildings on the Berry Estate between 1883 and the early 1900s.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare at a State level. This item is assessed as historically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative at a State level.
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.

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP)12 Apr 12

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanShoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 201412222 Apr 14   
Local Environmental Plan  13 Apr 07   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Illawarra Regional Heritage Study Review1993 Perumal Murphy Wu  No
Shoalhaven City Council Heritage Study 1995-19981998NB117Peter Freeman Pty Ltd19/7/95 RSH Study: Y Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenPerumal Murphy Wu1993Illawarra Regional Heritage Study Review, September 1993

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2390818


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