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Stone Buildings, Waverley Cemetery

Item details

Name of item: Stone Buildings, Waverley Cemetery
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Monuments and Memorials
Category: Other - Monuments & Memorials
Primary address: 44a St Thomas Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
44a St Thomas StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Unique, picturesque, stone buildings, virtually intact. Outstanding streetscape contribution, attractively set on the boundary of Waverley Cemetery. Considerable social, historical and aesthetic interest. High local significance.
Date significance updated: 06 Nov 99
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Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Two magnificent stone buildings linked by the boundary wall of Waverley Cemetery. One a waiting room (closest to entry gates). The other is a domestic design. Gothic derived styling with steep pitched gabled roofs. Rusticated stone. Terra cotta tiled roofs with exposed rafter eaves. Most openings in rounded arch form. Very little decorative detail. Waiting room building also features buttressing and side parapet gable.
Current use: Cemetery buildings
Former use: Cemetery buildings


Historical notes: Cemetery was opened in 1877. Cemetery lodge was built the following year by R Watkins. The waiting room and entry gates followed a few years later. (Dowd, pp. 172-3).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Birth and Death-Activities associated with the initial stages of human life and the bearing of children, and with the final stages of human life and disposal of the dead. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical and cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic, group value and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is of social significance.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value.
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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study199012/2 - 0257Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620271

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