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Strattford Hall - residential flat building

Item details

Name of item: Strattford Hall - residential flat building
Other name/s: Naringla, Yenira
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Block of Flats
Primary address: 47 Yarranabbe Road, Darling Point, NSW 2027
Local govt. area: Woollahra
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
47 Yarranabbe RoadDarling PointWoollahra  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The site was part of the original Grant to Joseph Wyatt in 1833. The present building at 47 Yarranabee Road, Darling Point was constructed c.1880 for Joshua Godwin. The building was named 'Rytonbank.' The building has some social significance for its association with a number of local Professional identities including architects and solicitors and for its later use as a Guest House in the 1930s. The building, although modified to be used as flats and recently altered, has some aesthetic significance for its prominent position on the western side of Yarranabee Road, looking back towards the city, and for its scale, detail and style which adds significantly to the character of the immediate area.
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Construction years: 1860-1900
Physical description: A two storey rendered brick building positioned on the boundary of Yarranabbe Road. The facades are rendered and coursed brickwork. A single garage is located at the southern end of the building while double garages open at street level directly from the road. The hipped and gabled roof is clad in red terra cotta roman pattern tiles and three gables feature timber gable screen and finials. The roof is timber framed and the building has timber double hung windows with shutters on the first floor. Paired segmental arch openings enclose a verandah access at the first floor. Stairs which lead up from the street feature a solid balustrade with stainless steel rail. Balcony to first floor on western facade has cement balustrades and railing. A feature of building is the many balconies and decks at lower levels. The house appears to fit well into the surrounding context Building has recently been modernised. Alterations undertaken in 1984 by architects Allen Jack & Cottier are sympathetic. Style: Federation External Materials: Rndered coursed brick, terra cotta roman pattern roof tiles, terra cotta floor tiles to entry. Timber roof framing. Timber windows and doors, timber shutters. Steel grille to front doors. Rendered detailing. Internal Materials: Unseen, but most likely to be load bearing brick.. Two storey rendered brick building positioned on the boundary to Yarranabbe Road.
Modifications and dates: Recently remodelled and upgraded. Appears to have had alterations to roof and walls. New ground floor garages and access stairs. All rendering is new. Building significantly modernised in 1984 by architects Allen Jack & Cottier. Building is generally in good condition externally.


Historical notes: Presently houses ten residential flats. The site formed part of the original grant to Joseph Wyatt in 1833. It would appear the house was built c.1897-98 for Mrs Julie Eberlein (nee Dick), who first aquired the property in 1868. The house was originally named 'Naringla.' In 1911 ownership passed from the estate of the late Julia Eberlein to Ernest A. Milford and J. E. Green, and then to engineer John G. Grenfill and Geraldine R. Robins, both tenants in 1919. Briefly owned by gentleman Charles Adolphus de Kantzow from 1920-21, and Glen H. and Alice M. Webb from 1922-26. It would appear the house was conveted to flats c.1922, as in this year the name is noted as 'Naringla' and 'Yenira.' THe property was owned by Edward C. Bluett, secretary from 1927-41. The name change to Strattford hall in 1942 coinsided with the transfer to Consolidated Buildings Pty Ltd.

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 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 g)
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 which would adversely impact on the form, scale or composition of the building. Scale, form and composition of the buildings not to be compromised by additions or modifications, and window and door openings not to be enlarged or filled in. There should be no additions which rise above the roofline.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWoollahraLEP 199510 Mar 95 28 
Local Environmental PlanWoollahra Local Environmental Plan 201419223 May 15   
Heritage studyWoollahra    

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Woollahra Heritage Study 19971997851.0480Graham Brooks and Associates Pty LtdGBA No

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Database number: 2710181

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