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Stinson's Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Stinson's Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 310 Cordeaux Road, Mount Kembla, NSW 2526
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
310 Cordeaux RoadMount KemblaWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Stinson's cottage at 310 Cordeaux Road is of significance for Wollongong for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of fine Victorian timber residences in the local area. The house, presumed one of the oldest surviving in Mount Kembla, presents as having a high degree of integrity when viewed externally, and makes a very important contribution to the unique character and identity of Mount Kembla village.
Date significance updated: 26 Nov 14
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Physical description: Single storey residence of the late Victorian / early Federation period, important in the local townscape and a good example of domestic vernacular architecture. Main features include hipped corrugated steel roof, returning verandah on two sides, and cement rendered rubble subfooor walls. Surviving details include chimney at rear and curved and fretted metal sunhoods to window.
Modifications and dates: Additions to rear in 1990's
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The property is part of the 1853 Portion 129 Granted to William Stafford. It was part of 20 acres of land that came in the owenrship of Perpetual Trustees in 1904 and were eventually subdivided and this allotment sold to William Clarke in 1907 and from him to Robert James, Miner, in 1910 (and the cottage likely built around that date). The property was next tranferred to Fred Kirkwood in 1943, Christian Ryall in 1953, Lester and Lola Stenson in 1959 and has changed hands several times since.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Mining-Activities associated with the identification, extraction, processing and distribution of mineral ores, precious stones and other such inorganic substances. Establishing mining villages-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has group, architectural, townscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
Integrity/Intactness: The item has integrity.
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.

Recommended management:

Retain and conserve. There is a virtually no potential for additions. No alterations should alter the views to the house from Cordeaux Road or Stafford Road. Any fabric repairs should follow original details in form, material and finish.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanStinson's Cottage629526 Feb 10 2010-76 
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B8-MK & B12-MKMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonGraham Neaves No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136295Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700609

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