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'Homeleigh' - Dwelling

Item details

Name of item: 'Homeleigh' - Dwelling
Other name/s: Homeleigh
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1650 Yarramalong Road, Yarramalong, NSW 2259
Local govt. area: Wyong
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1650 Yarramalong RoadYarramalongWyong  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house is a representative example of Federation construction, reflecting the early pattern of permanent settlement in the region. It is historically significant for its reputed association with the pioneering Waters family.
Date significance updated: 21 Oct 09
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Physical description: Dilapidated, but generally intact, single storey weatherboard dwelling with hipped roof and gabled projecting bays. House displays evidence of changes over time.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:20 Nov 09
Modifications and dates: Verandah reframed with bush poles. Lean-to added to rear. Later brick chimney to side. Verandah partially infilled.
Further information: The building is capable of increasing the level of heritage significance through minor restoration. Building was moved then reconstructed in 1996 after some changes made 1930, replacing an early timber slab cottage c. 1850.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This dwelling is representative of the pioneering families of the region establishing in the region's farming birthplace.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Waters family
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The dwelling has potential to contribute to an understanding of the lifestyle of successful farmers in the pioneering area of the region around the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Has social significance to the descendants of the Waters family.
SHR Criteria g)
Representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Fair
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 8710 Sep 99   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Inventory of Heritage Items199187Wyong Local Environmental Plan  Yes
Wyong Shire Heritage Study1994 Rod Howard Heritage Conservation Pty Ltd  Yes
Wyong Shire Heritage Study Review2009 David Scobie ArchitectsDavid Scobie Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2720087

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