Victorian/Federation timber cottage | NSW Environment & Heritage

Culture and heritage


Victorian/Federation timber cottage

Item details

Name of item: Victorian/Federation timber cottage
Other name/s: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 1 Albert Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Albert StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of turn-of-the-century timber cottage with some outstanding decorative detail. One of the oldest cottages in this locality. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 03 Oct 99
Note: The State Heritage Inventory provides information about heritage items listed by local and State government agencies. The State Heritage Inventory is continually being updated by local and State agencies as new information becomes available. Read the OEH copyright and disclaimer.


Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Good, turn-of-the-century, timber cottage. Let down only by concrete roof tiles and security door. Standard asymmetrical form with steep pitched gable. Elaborately carved barge boards with finial. Good timber decoration to verandah. Ripple iron window hood with decorative timber brackets. Louvred vent above. Original, narrow, double hung windows. Sympathetic picket fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Substantially intact.
Date condition updated:03 Oct 99
Further information: Reasons for Listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic
Current use: Cottage
Former use: Cottage


Historical notes: First appears in Sands Directory in 1895. From that time it was occupied by Edward Browett, up to the 1930's.

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]
Good example of a turn-of-the-century timber cottage, with some outstanding decorative detail. One of the oldest cottages in this locality. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 13/7 - 000106 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images


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

(Click on thumbnail for full size image and image details)

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620001

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in the State Heritage Inventory is correct. If you find any errors or omissions please send your comments to the Database Manager.

All information and pictures on this page are the copyright of the Heritage Division or respective copyright owners.