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Cloncorrick - house, street fencing

Item details

Name of item: Cloncorrick - house, street fencing
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Annandale Street, Darling Point, NSW 2027
Local govt. area: Woollahra
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Annandale StreetDarling PointWoollahra  Primary Address
32 Darling Point RoadDarling PointWoollahra  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The site at Darling Point is significant as part of the original grant to Thomas Barker in 1835. Cloncorrick has historic and social significance as an early residence in the district constructed for local identity Hon. George Simpson, and for the part it has played in the development of the district. It has historic significance for its long association with the Simpson Family. Hon. G. Simpson resided here until 1906 and Lady Simpson resided at Cloncorrick from 1922 into the mid twentieth century. Cloncorrick has high historic and architectural significance as designed by the American architect John Horbury Hunt for the Hon. George Simpson. It has architectural and aesthetic significance for its prominence and stylistic detailing, and as a relatively intact example of a Victorian Free Gothic home. The building is a dominant element in the landscape and contributes strongly to the character and quality of the area.
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Description

Designer/Maker: John Horbury Hunt
Physical description: Three storey red face brick residence in a Victorian Free Gothic style. Roof consistes of a series of steeply pitched gables, slate tiles, lead ridge cappings, and copper guttering. Four brick chimneys are mainly asssociated with gable ends. The northern gable end has timber detailing, and the associated chimney stack has stone motif. Eaves are timber lined. Walls are red face brick, alternate courses have header/ stretcher bond. Walls have tapered brick piers, and several string courses constructed of tapered headers. Bay extension to southern side has slate tile roof, exposed rafters to eaves, and double hung windows with brick sills. Windows are generally timber multi-paned double hung, with pointed brick arches and sills. Similar larger windows at ground level have awning stain glass top lights. Entry at lower ground level has external awning over modern timber door, with box side lights. Two storey gabled wing to west, with pointed arched windows at ground level and timber jalousies. Second doorway on eastern side has associated stepped tower. Terraced garden and stone paved paths behind heavily vegetated retaining wall and cast iron double point palisade fence to Annadale street. Similar gate between stone gateposts. Concrete steps lead down to lower ground level with modern steel balustrade. Stone paved paths through garden. Style: Victorian Free Gothic External Materials: Red face brick walls, tapered brick piers to some corners. Slate tiles to roof, with lead ridge cappings and copper gutters. Brick chimneys, timber lined eaves. Timber double hung windows, with pointed brick arches and sills. Internal Materials: Unseen. Three storey red face brick house in a Victorian Free Gothic style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Generally in good condition, appears well maintained. Decay to stone gateposts.
Date condition updated:24 Feb 04
Current use: Freestanding house subdivided into apartments
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: The site formed part of the original grant to Thomas Barker in 1835. Originally called Cloncorick and built in 1884, this house was designed by John Horbury Hunt for the Hon. George Simpson. Cloncorick has had a long association with the Simpson Family. Hon. G. Simpson resided here until 1906, from 1907-1913, and again from 1914-1917. The property appears to have been let in 1906 to Joseph I. Falk, and in 1913 to Dr. John K. Osbourne M.R.C.S. In 1917 the property, now listed on Darling Point Road, becomes Cloncorrick. The property is let in 1917 to E. M. Hart, 1918 to Arthur Menzies, 1920 to H. R. McWilliam and 1921 to P. McWilliam. Lady Simpson resided at Cloncorrick from 1922 to a date unknown.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Emergence of building styles-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. A place to live-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities Cultural and social life-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Historically Rare at a State level. Historically representative at a Local level.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Aesthetically representative at a Local level.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Socially representative at a Local level.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Historically Rare at a State level.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Socially representative at a Local level. Aesthetically representative at a Local level. Historically representative at a Local level.
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:

A Heritage Report required prior to any proposals for new work which would adversely impact on the form and composition of the building. As the exterior fabric of the building has remained relatively intact, there should be no proposals allowed which alter the form, scale, original or early fabric of the building. All proposals for new work should consider the retention of all original materials or early detailing both externally and internally. It is strongly recommended that materials which have never been painted, such as the brickwork, should be kept in their natural condition and not painted. Window and door openings should not be enlarged or filled in.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWoollahraLEP 199510 Mar 95 28 
Local Environmental PlanWoollahra LEP 20147623 May 15   
Within a conservation area on an LEPDarling Point Road HCALEP 1995 Am 1203 Jul 98 28 
Heritage studyWoollahraDP-0601 May 84   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Woollahra Heritage Study 19971997171.0820Graham Brooks and Associates Pty LtdGBA No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2710053


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