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House "Hillcrest" Including Interior, Front Fence and Grounds

Item details

Name of item: House "Hillcrest" Including Interior, Front Fence and Grounds
Other name/s: Nelali
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 46 Martin Road, Centennial Park, NSW 2021
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
46 Martin RoadCentennial ParkSydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Hillcrest has local historic and aesthetic significance. It is a fine example of the Federation Arts and Crafts style, designed by Architect F. Spencer Stansfield, that contributes to the character and significance of the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 06 Apr 09
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Description

Designer/Maker: F. Spencer Stansfield, Architect
Physical description: Two storey gabled slate roofed brick house, now painted, with sandstone horizontal banding. Gable ends and spandrels to bay windows are imitation half-timbered. Leadlight windows to the ground floor of the 2 storey bay window. Large brick two storey verandah with brick arch to the ground floor, four square timber posts upon brick balustrade to first floor.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Substantially intact except for painting of external brickwork.
Date condition updated:10 Mar 00
Further information: Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are constantly updated by the City as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conservation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.

History

Historical notes: The "Eora people" was the name given to the coastal Aborigines around Sydney. Central Sydney is therefore often referred to as "Eora Country". Within the City of Sydney local government area, the traditional owners are the Cadigal and Wangal bands of the Eora.

With European occuaption of the Sydney region from 1788, the Cadigal and Wangal people were largely decimated but there are descendants still living in Sydney today.

Hillcrest was designed by architect F. Spencer Stansfield, the house first appears in Sand's Directory as occupied in 1917, occupant W.H. McDougall, with the house name "Nelali".

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Hillcrest provides evidence of the 1905 subdivision of Centennial Park lands, intended to fund the landscaping and development of Centennial Park, and subsequent development phase.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
As a fine architect designed example of the Federation Arts & Crafts style.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Representative of the Federation Arts & Crafts style.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact except for painting of external brickwork.
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:

The building should be retained and conserved. A Heritage Assessment and Heritage Impact Statement, or a Conservation Management Plan, should be prepared for the building prior to any major works being undertaken. There shall be no vertical additions to the building and no alterations to the façade of the building other than to reinstate original features. The principal room layout and planning configuration as well as significant internal original features including ceilings, cornices, joinery, flooring and fireplaces should be retained and conserved. Any additions and alterations should be confined to the rear in areas of less significance, should not be visibly prominent and shall be in accordance with the relevant planning controls.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanSydney LEP 2012I14314 Dec 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Martin Road, Centennial Park, Conservation Area Study and Guidelines Report2000 Kemp and Johnson Heritage Consultants and Planning Strategies P/L  Yes
Draft South Sydney LEP Amendment No.90    No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAnita Heiss Aboriginal People and Place, Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2420251


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