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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 366 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
366 Crown StreetWollongongWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 366 Crown Street is of significance for Wollongong for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of fine residences created at the turn of the 20th Century, of rare quality in the local area context. Viewed externally, this substantial and aesthetically distinguished dwelling presents as having a relatively good degree of integrity and makes a very important contribution to the character and identity of the area. The house is situated in large garden setting.
Date significance updated: 21 Jan 15
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Physical description: Single storey residence of the Federation period, important in the local townscape and a good example of fine residential architecture. Main features include brick walls (now painted), projecting bay, hipped slated roof with vented gablets and terracotta capings and finials, semi-encircling (return) verandah with skillion roof extending from the main roof, tapered timber verandah posts on brick balustrade and a flat awning on brackets above the bay window.
Current use: Solicitors office
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Land was part of the 640 acres Original Grant to J Osborne of 1831. It remained in the Osborne family until 1908 when Frank Osborne subdivided it in large portions and sold it to William Matthews who, in turn, sold it as four allotments to John Byron in 1914. The land was likely developed around this date. In 1928, it came in the ownership of May Howes, listed as "Wife of Ernest, Hairdresser" and remained in her ownership until 1960 when it was transferred to Southwatch Pty Ltd. It was next sold to Nancy Wilson in 1981 and from her to Wianal Pty Ltd in 1987 and converted to commercial use around this date. Registered development activities include new signage in 1987 and change of use to professional consulting rooms for Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1989.
(LTO LPI CT Volume-Folios 5200-104, 4215-2, 2560-210, 2471-248, 2254-122&123, 1882-178, 1539-164 and PA 12255 and Council records.)

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has architectural, townscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
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 limited potential for additions to the rear, within existing side setbacks. No alterations should alter the views to the house from publicly accessible areas. Any fabric repairs should follow original details in form, material and finish. Missing details should be restored and security meshes removed as opportunity arises.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse624326 Feb 10 2010-76 
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B39-CMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonG. Neaves No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136243Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700648

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