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Carthona - house - Full LEP listing - Description in Further Comments

Item details

Name of item: Carthona - house - Full LEP listing - Description in Further Comments
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Mansion
Primary address: 5 Carthona Avenue, Darling Point, NSW 2027
Local govt. area: Woollahra
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5 Carthona AvenueDarling PointWoollahra  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Built by Sir Thomas Mitchell, an excellent example of an early Gothic residence having interesting historical associations and superbly sited on a small harbour promontory containing many mature trees.
Date significance updated: 13 Jan 06
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Builder/Maker: Sir Thomas Mitchell
Physical description: Built by Sire Thomas Mitchell, many of the keystones of doors and windows carved by him. Impressive two storey mansion with cellars, of mannerist Tudor Gothic style. Built of sandstone, exterior is a profusion of gabled slate roofs having castellated parapets and balconies dominated by tall tudor chimneys. Ground floor windows are pointed Gothic style having three centred heads and fretwork while first floor windows are flat arched and shuttered. Later sympathetic additions made.
Further information: Full LEP description - Carthona - house, grounds, gates, gateposts, flanking wall, iron works, Moreton Bay Fig and Norfolk Island Pine


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWoollahraLEP 199510 Mar 95 281346
Local Environmental PlanWoollahra LEP 20148223 May 15   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAustralian Heritage Commission1989Listing for Woollahra - Carthona and Grounds
WrittenNational Trust of Australia Carthona and Grounds - inventory sheet

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2711048

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