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Congregational Church

Item details

Name of item: Congregational Church
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Church
Primary address: 1-3 Botany Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1-3 Botany StreetBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Early church building of local historical interest despite loss of visual context. Essentially intact, with some individual architectural interest.
Date significance updated: 23 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1890-1890
Physical description: Old brick church. Simple Ecclesiastical Gothic styling with parapet gables. Light sandstock brick with stone used for decorative features. Good belfry with spire. Now has concrete tiled roof. Curtilage compromised by new flat building in front.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; cultural; social; architectural; aesthetic.
Current use: Church
Former use: Church


Historical notes: Completed in 1881, a year after the site was purchased for the Congregational Church. Designed by Herbert Thompson and built by John Johns. Post War subdivision led to unsympathetic flat buildling being built next door.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Early church building of local historical interest despite loss of visual context. Essentially intact, with some individual architectural interest.
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  06 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

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Database number: 2620066

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