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Curved Street with Stone Retaining Wall

Item details

Name of item: Curved Street with Stone Retaining Wall
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Urban Area
Category: Boundary Feature
Primary address: Cnr Francis & Simpson Streets, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Cnr Francis & Simpson StreetsBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Rare example of fine stone retaining wall extending in curved form. Maintains split level road design in two streets. Modified landscape feature a response to the steep natural topography. Well constructed period engineering work of aesthetic interest. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1921-1940
Physical description: Substantial curved sandstone retaining wall, with traditional Council guard rail fence. Unusual layout at street intersection from c. 1930. Wall to 3m high. Coursed stonework in rustic facework, finished with coping course. Stonework appears to be in very good condition. Francis Street also exhibits split level and stone retaining walls east of this intersection.
Current use: Street and retaining wall
Former use: Street and retaining wall

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (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 and engineering 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 Study1991L62/2052Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620340

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