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House, Loretto

Item details

Name of item: House, Loretto
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 46 Burton Street, Concord, NSW 2137
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
46 Burton StreetConcordCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

No.46 Burton Street demonstrates both the initial establishment of the area as the Village of Longbottom and the second wave of development in the early twentieth century. “Loretto”, constructed c.1911, is an excellent and intact example of a late Federation house. The house and garden make a positive contribution to the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 01 May 17
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: The house at no. 46 Burton Street is a Federation Bungalow with asymmetrical massing, a hipped and gabled slate roof, and red face brick walls. The verandah, supported by square timber posts set on tapered rendered piers, is set under the main roof. The verandah has a decorative timber fretwork valance. The roof has tall chimneys and a terracotta ridge capping. The front gable wall has a symmetrically located projecting window comprised of three casement sashes with top-lights, set below a window hood and with decorative timber brackets. The window of the front façade under the verandah has a similar design but with a set of four casements. The peak of the gable has a roughcast render finish with decorative timbering. has good Art Nouveau glazing to door and casement, and slatted brackets. The house is set in an attractive garden with recent Victorian style picket fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is in good condition.
Date condition updated:12 Aug 98
Modifications and dates: DA 10.2014.126.1 - Alterations and additions to rear of existing dwelling and pool, approved on 08.07.2014
Further information: No. 46 Burton Street is part of an attractive and notable group of similar houses located in a row on the southern side of Burton Street, being nos. 42 to 46 Burton Street. All the houses are intact examples of late Federation bungalows with variations in terms of decoration and detail on a standard pattern. Nos. 42 and 44 Burton Street make an important contribution to the setting of No. 46 Burton Street and to the streetscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: “Loretto”, no. 46 Burton Street, is located on land that was formerly part of the Village of Longbottom laid out by the government in 1843 near the Longbottom Stockade. The village plan had large residential allotments as well as areas reserved for a town hall, post office, school, Wesleyan chapel and school. The village plan created Burwood Road (then named Wharf Road), Burton Street, Gipps Street, and Loftus Street (then named Stockade Street). No. 46 Burton Street is located on Lot 19 of section 2 of the plan of the Village of Longbottom. The area was slow to develop due to its distance from the city and poor access to public transport. No. 46 Burton Street appears to be listed in the Sands Sydney Directory for the first time in 1912 with the property occupied by J. D. Doran JP. This indicates that the house was constructed c.1911. No. 46 Burton Street was owned by members of the Doran family until 2008.

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. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
No. 46 Burton Street demonstrates the history of the Village of Longbottom, established by the Government in 1843, as it essentially retains the 1843 allotment. The construction of the house c.1916 demonstrates the second wave of development in the area.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
“Loretto”, built c.1916, is a good and intact example of a late Federation bungalow.
SHR Criteria g)
An excellent and intact example of a Federation house.
Integrity/Intactness: Good
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:

urther research should be undertaken of the history of the house, in particular its date of construction. 2. The existing scale, form, original materials, original pattern of openings, and original details - including all chimneys, original timber joinery (windows, doors, verandah posts, fretwork etc), the front verandah, and exposed eaves rafters, should be retained and conserved. No new openings should be made in the front façade. 3. Any alterations and additions should be restricted to the rear of the building and site. The chimney should not be demolished. 4. The face brickwork should remain unpainted. 5. The downpipes should be painted a colour similar to the darker colours in the face brickwork (so that are visually recessive). 6. When the front fence needs replacing the Victorian style picket fence should be replaced with a fence appropriate to the Federation style of the house. 7. The front path paving should be replaced with paving typical of Federation period houses. 8. The lot curtilage should be retained. 9. The adjacent dwelling dates date from a similar time and form an appropriate setting for no. 46 Burton Street. It is preferred that these houses be retained.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanada Bay LEP 2013I4319 Jul 13 38971
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Concord Heritage Study Review1998 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  Yes
Burwood Road Area: Heritage Inventory Sheet Review2017 Kate Higgins  Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2890030

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