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House and Garden

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Manson Road, Strathfield, NSW 2135
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Manson RoadStrathfieldCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 18 Manson Road Strathfield is of significance for historic, associative, aesthetic, and for reasons of rarity and representativeness. The house is one of the most aesthetically distinguished Bungalow cottages in the section of Strathfield within the City of Canada Bay LGA. The original and early elements of the house present a representative example of high quality Interwar period architecture in Strathfield. Of particular interest is detail of two Doric columns flanking the entrance, which appears to be an influence of the 1930s Monumentalist architectural style, very rare in this LGA. The house is aesthetically very distinctive and exemplifies technology and taste of its original period and style. It demonstrates excellent craftsmanship and is architecturally of interest due to the rare elements of early house styles in the area. As part of the group of adjacent cottages of similar age in the area, and with presentation enhanced by the near-by street trees, it is illustrating the typical development of the period and makes an important contribution to our understanding of the town character and history.
Date significance updated: 15 Aug 17
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Physical description: Double-gabled, liver brick bungalow. Inter-War Classical Revival influence. Symmetrically styled. Hipped, terracotta tile roof. Brick fence with tubular post infill. Recessed entry flanked by solid Classical columns. Exposed rafters above. Leadlight, multiple casement windows.

Front garden to Federation house(divided) with neatly trimmed hedges(part privet) and post and rail fence with chain wire infil(possibly from c.1930/40s).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:19 Jan 99
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Property was created by re-subdivision of Lots 4 and 5 of the DP 4386 (of 1904) into DP 321309 in 1928, suggesting a likely date of construction of the house.
The house cannot be identified in Sands Directories until the early 1930s, when the numbers were introduced. In 1932/1933 the listed house resident was George A. Longhurst.
In 1932-33 the Sands ceased.
The aerial photographs indicate matching footprint of the house in 1943 and in 2017. The garden was modified in recent decades.

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 a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria f)
SHR Criteria g)
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:

Conserve and retain all original or early features. In case of redevelopment in the area, the property may be amalgamated, preferably together with adjacent Nos. 10, 14-16, 20-24 and 30 Manson Road, and the can be house reused in residential, or light commercial use (e.g. offices, professional practice rooms) or as a community facility on a Strata title. Any infill development on either side and at rear should mirror the rear and side setbacks of the house. Garages and vehicular cross- over should be at least 15m away from the item, and street planting preserved in any future development. A coordinated use of Leicester Avenue and Manson Road items should be considered. Original fence should be conserved.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanada Bay LEP 2013I33819 Jul 13 389 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Concord Heritage Study Review1998 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  Yes
Review of CCB LEP heritage items in Concord area – 201720176Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2890477

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