Chapel By The Sea | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Chapel By The Sea

Item details

Name of item: Chapel By The Sea
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Chapel
Primary address: 40 Warners Avenue, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Warners AvenueBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Niblick StreetBondiWaverley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Good, 1930's style, brick chapel. Well maintained and essentially unaltered. Special community interest. Major streetscape contribution on prominent corner site. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 08 Nov 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Good, 1930's style, brick church. Liver brick fa├žade with lighter brick on side elevations. Ecclesiastical Gothic style. Large rectangular entry feature. Castellated parapet with smooth and moulded render for decoration. Good use of decorative brickwork generally, including dichromatic brickwork at sides. Now has side addition to entry. Unsympathetic but reasonably unobtrusive. Otherwise unaltered and in very good condition.
Current use: Chapel
Former use: Chapel

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]
This item is of historical and cultural significance.
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
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 Study19895/5 - 0277Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620291

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