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Carthona

Item details

Name of item: Carthona
Other name/s: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 14 Cambridge Road, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Cambridge RoadDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the few grand Federation houses of Drummoyne to survive in its original front garden setting. Individual design with some excellent period detailing. An important surviving residence indicative of many other grand residences of the Federation period that were located in the east end of Drummoyne.
Date significance updated: 16 Jan 09
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Description

Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: An impressive large Federation house, c. 1915 on a large block. The house has a slate roof and verandah on two sides between a gabled projection. Outstanding features include the tower above, a splayed corner bay, a large window hood and "oeil-de-boeuf". It also features excellent leadlight glazing, exposed rafter eaves and two coloured brick. The house appears virtually unaltered and has retained the original brick fence with wrought iron. The gates are of special note.

The grounds contain a period garden layout and fine fence from the Federation period. The fence is brown brick (with sloping cement caps to piers) and cast iron infill panels. In addition it has ornate cast iron posts with delicate cast iron gates. The garden layout contains a sunken gravel circular path layout with brick edging, circular island and border planting beds with a fine buffalo lawn. Trees include camphor laurel, crepe myrtle and relatively recent cotoneaster, camellias, Norfolk Island pine and hibiscus. There are also rose and annual beds and a curved border planting of agapanthus. Parts of the garden have been reconstructed sympathetically in Federation period style.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: First recorded in Sands Directory in 1915. Listed as Carthona, resident George Clubb Jnr, J.P. The sides of the property were subdivided by George Clubb in 1924

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 Suburbanisation-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
One of the few grand Federation houses of Drummoyne to survive in its original front garden setting. Individual design with some excellent period detailing. An important surviving residence indicative of many other grand residences of the Federation period that were located in the east end of Drummoyne.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
One of the few grand Federation houses of Drummoyne to survive in its original front garden setting.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Individual design with some excellent period detailing. An important surviving residence indicative of many other grand residences of the Federation period that were located in the east end of Drummoyne.
Integrity/Intactness: High
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse "Carthona"6307 Mar 08 301464
Within a conservation area on an LEPDrummoyne Park Estate Conservation AreaC07 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study1988 Perumal Murphy Pty Ltd  Yes
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891012


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