La Vicompte | NSW Environment & Heritage

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La Vicompte

Item details

Name of item: La Vicompte
Other name/s: Late Victorian mansion
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - Private
Primary address: 1 Leichhardt Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Leichhardt StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Impressive Late Victorian mansion. Suffers from some unsympathetic additions but exterior appears essentially intact. Original front garden area and setting retained. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 31 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Large Victorian mansion, c. 1890. Symmetrical design with central gabled projection over entry. Retains good original stucco work, and iron lace decoration to double verandah. Verandah returns to sides. Both side areas now partly enclosed. Also has unsympathetic addition on the southern side. Concrete roof tiles detract as well. Otherwise very good. Original chimneys. Fencing partly replaced.
Current use: Classrooms/staff quarters
Former use: Dwelling house


Historical notes: Once the home of the Leverrier family. Leverrier was a lawyer. Acquired by St Catherine's School in 1954 for class rooms and staff quarters. (Source: Dowd, p. 205).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical and cultural signficance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is of social significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered unsympathetically.
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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study198946/6 - 0175Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620187

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