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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 32 Leicester Avenue, Strathfield, NSW 2135
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Leicester AvenueStrathfieldCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Good intact example of a Federation bungalow.
Date significance updated: 21 Jan 99
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Physical description: Federation bungalow. Timber verandah posts, exposed rafters. Hipped terracotta roof with terracotta ridge capping and apex ornaments, gambrel and brick chimney. Single half-timbered gable with roughcast and plain bargeboard. Original casement windows with multi-panelled top light. Timber post fence with wire mesh infill and steel tubular gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:20 Jan 99
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Leicester Avenue was originally within Burwood Municipality. In 1899 the decision was made to take the area including Chapman Street, Manson road and Leicester Avenue from Burwood and to make it part of Concord Municipality.

The Broughton Estate subdivision of 1903 included the land fronting Leicester Road (now Avenue) between Parramatta Road and Cooper Street. Regular allotments were created on both sides of the road with the allotments on the west side approximately 35 feet wide. The east side of Leicester Road had wider allotments.

John James Dodson, a painter from Burwood, purchased a number of allotments on the western side of Leicester Road including part lot 16, lots 17, 18, part lot 29 and lots 30 and 31. (CTs Vol 1595 Fol 160; Vol 2026 Fol 194) Dodson built the house at 26 Leicester Avenue.

By 1906, Sands Sydney and Suburban Directory recorded eight houses on the west side of Leicester Avenue.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Good intact example of a Federation bungalow.
SHR Criteria g)
Good intact example of a Federation bungalow.
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 PlanConcord LEP Plan No 103 01 Dec 00 15512119
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Concord Heritage Study Review1998 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2890466

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