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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 2 Gipps Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Gipps StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Henrietta StreetWaverleyWaverley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding example of a symmetrical, Federation style. In excellent condition, with some fine detailing. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 30 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Very good symmetrical Federation style. Complex terra cotta tiled roof. Two decorative timber gables at front, above bays to verandah, and one to Henrietta Street elevation. Door in recess between bay windows. Dichromatic tuckpointed face brick with excellent stone plinth to bays. Turned timber verandah posts with panelled frieze. Leadlight glazing on alternate panels appears original. Together with the matching leadlight casement windows, this is one of the features of special note. Excellent, tall chimneys. Simple picket fence with garden in small setback area. Security door is only noticeable alteration. Overall, in immaculate condition.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house


Historical notes: First appears in Sands Directory in 1908, occupied by Joseph Bryant. Known as "Loretto". Remained in Bryant family until about 1925.

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]
This item is of historical significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape 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  26 Oct 12   
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study198925/3 - 0143Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620154

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