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House "Tufton Villa" Including Interior, Front Fence and Gat, Rear Outbuilding A

Item details

Name of item: House "Tufton Villa" Including Interior, Front Fence and Gat, Rear Outbuilding A
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 100 Lang Road, Centennial Park, NSW 2021
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
100 Lang RoadCentennial ParkSydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Tufton Villa is of aesthetic significance as a fine example of the Federation Queen Anne style. It is well detailed, with its distinctive red face brickwork, slate roof with elaborate timber barge boards and terracotta ridging and finials, and a front verandah with cast iron columns and frieze. The property also has historical significance as part of the development of the Centennial Park lands subdivision of 1905, and its relationship to Centennial Park.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 09
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Description

Designer/Maker: unknown
Physical description: The site contains a single storey Federation Queen Anne style house with red face brick walls, hipped and gabled slate roof with terracotta ridging and finials, and elaborate timber barge boards to three front gable ends and a roof ridge gablet. The front verandah features cast iron columns and frieze, tessellated floor tiles and timber lined soffit.

The general form and scale of the house is handsomely proportioned and well articulated with a generous roofing treatment, large timber framed windows, detailed timber joinery to the doorways and high quality brickwork which features tuck pointing and rolled corners and rolled edges to circular windows.

The principal rooms remained unaltered in layout and are generously proportioned and elegantly detailed. Significant fabric includes the decorative ceilings, fine examples of leadlight, decorative arch to the front entrance hall, timber joinery and marble fireplaces.

Whilst the front has remained substantially intact, the rear has had extensive alterations particularly in the 1980s. A swimming pool in the rear yard and a garage with rumpus room above, fronting the lane, were constructed c 1985.

There is a cast iron front fence with masonry posts. The front garden setting of the house appears early and features a central path linking the front gate to the verandah and front door.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good.
Date condition updated:29 Jan 10
Modifications and dates: Front largley intact except for skylights to front roof,

Rear has been subject to alterations over time particulalry in the 1980s.
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.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

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

The site is part of the Centennial Park Lands subdivision of 1905, the sale of which funded landscaping of Centennial Park.

Tufton Villa is first indicated in the Sands Directory of 1907, occupied by a Mr William Wilkes. In the 1910 to 1918 editions Mr Edwin R Wilkes is listed as occupying the villa. In 1918 the villa was purchased by Mrs Mary Bull and it was occupied by the Bull family until 1930 when it was sold. The Bulls moved to 78 Lang Road. There have been vairous owners since 1930.

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. Residential-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The property has historical significance as part of the development of the Centennial Park lands subdivision of 1905, and its relationship to Centennial Park.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Has aethetic significance as a fine example of the Federation Queen Anne style. It is well detailed, with its distinctive red face brickwork, slate roof with elaborate timber barge boards and terracotta ridging and finials, and a front verandah with cast iron columns and frieze.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The building is not rare.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Representative example of a substantial early twentieth century residence in the Federation Queen Anne style
Integrity/Intactness: Front , including principal rooms- high; Rear - low
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 2012I12614 Dec 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
South Sydney Heritage Study1993 Tropman & Tropman Architects  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAnita Heiss Aboriginal People and Place, Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City
WrittenGraham Brooks and Associates2008100 Lang Rd - Heritage Assessment and Heritage Impact Statement

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: 2420888


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