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Terrace House Including Interior

Item details

Name of item: Terrace House Including Interior
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 180 Victoria Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
180 Victoria StreetPotts PointSydney  Primary Address
180 Victoria StreetKings CrossSydney  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

180 Victoria Street has historical associations with Edward Hallen, surveyor and architect who was granted 9 acres and 22 perches at Kings Cross in 1831. Hallen prepared the survey of the streets in the area that led to the establishment of Victoria Street. Built in the Federation Free Style, the building on the site has an imposing and ornate façade which contributes to the character of Victoria Street, although the interior has been heavily modified.
Date significance updated: 09 May 11
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Description

Physical description: The site contains a three storey Federation style terrace, in face brickwork to the front, (originally tuck pointed) and rendered masonry to the rear with ashlar coursing. The house is raised from the street with tiled steps between flanking walls.

The façade is very ornate with a scalloped parapet to the front with a central features and a gabled bay window with an arch to the ground floor and a balcony to the first floor with turned timber columns and balustrade. There is an arched porch to the side. The facade has extensive stucco decoration.

The house is three storeys at the rear and there is a modern upper floor with a barrel vaulted roof setback behind the parapet. The side passage to the rear wing has been enclosed at the ground floor and has an access walkway with steps at the first floor.

Internally the house has been heavily altered with the original stair, fireplaces and much of the original joinery removed. The ground floor section of the stair has been blocked in. The original plan, has been modified in parts, but it is still readable.
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: Commercial
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 the invasion of the Sydney region, the Cadigal and Wangal people were decimated but there are descendants still living in Sydney today.

180 Victoria Street is part of the original land grant of 9 acres and 22 perches granted to Edward Hallen, in 1831. He built a villa, Telford Lodge in Brougham Street, which still stands. Hallen prepared the survey of the streets in the area that led to the establishment of Victoria Street.

The house at 180 Victoria Street is first listed in the Sands Directory of 1904, when it was occupied by a Mrs Warner - this gives a construction date of c 1903.

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. Terrace-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The site has historical associations with Edward Hallen, surveyor and architect who was granted 9 acres and 22 perches at Kings Cross in 1831. Hallen prepared the survey of the streets in the area that led to the establishment of Victoria Street.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Built in the Federation Free Style, the building on the site has an imposing and ornate façade which contributes to the character of Victoria Street.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Representative example of a Federation Free Style terrace
Integrity/Intactness: Externally - moderate to high - Internally - has been heavily modified
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 2012I119314 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
WrittenJohn Oultram Heritage and Design2011Heritage impact statement - Proposed alterations to 180 Victoria St, Kings Cross

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: 2421378


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