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Fences & Trees - Merlyn & Rothsay

Item details

Name of item: Fences & Trees - Merlyn & Rothsay
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Other - Parks, Gardens & Trees
Primary address: 13-15 York Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
13-15 York RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Fine fences and dramatic palm trees from early 1900's, complementing two fine Federation period villas. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Fine coursed sandstone and wrought iron fences to two late nineteenth century villas. Houses in a Late Victorian Classical Revival style, probably c.1895. Now in use as apartment houses, with unsympathetic render and verandah enclosures. No. 15 has two very tall, dramatic, symmetrically placed palms (Cabbage Tree palms?), to 20m high. Possibly from early 1900's. Street planting of native species not sympathetic.
Current use: Fences and trees
Former use: Fences and trees


Historical notes: Land originally part of the Sydney Common. Subdivided off in the late 1880's to pay for improvements to the newly proclaimed Centennial Park.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, landmark and streetscape/landscape significance.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value 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   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1991L65/2054Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620337

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