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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Chiswick Street, Chiswick, NSW 2046
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Chiswick StreetChiswickCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This house was built adjacent to Dr Fortescue's Wymston and had commanding views and position over the river. It is a very fine house of high eclectic value, high streetscape value.

No. 18 is one of the first houses on Blackwall Point and is the oldest extant house in Chiswick and is of high historic value.
Date significance updated: 07 Nov 08
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Description

Physical description: Stone & Tile. The house is unusual and appears to have undergone a number of eclectic changes early in its life and which has survived in generally intact form. Its features include the elaborate stucco work to walls, metal pan roof tiles, the unusual verandah to the water, the stone base (part of the earlier structure on the site) and the entry gates and surviving site works around the house. The house appears to have had many additions, all of which have added to the interest of the place.

The property has been sub-divided a number of times and has a substantial amount of development surrounding it and removing it from its original waterfront location. It appears from early photographs that the house occupied the whole side of the street from the water through to the main road and shared a boundary with the box factory which gave it a commanding position and in conjunction with the imposing federation house opposte formed a very impressive gateway to the area when accessed from Chiswick steps.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good. Altered, extended sympathetically.
Date condition updated:22 Aug 06

History

Historical notes: This house was built on an 1883 subdivision of land adjacent to Wymston, an estate on Blackwall Point developed by Dr Fortescue. The property was subdivided in 1948 to form the present 16A, 18 and 20 Chiswick Street.

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. Villa-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
No. 18 is one of the first houses on Blackwall Point and is the oldest extant house in Chiswick and is of high historic value.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This house was built adjacent to Dr Fortescue's Wymston and had commanding views and position over the river. It is a very fine house of high eclectic value, high streetscape value.
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 PlanHouse8307 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1948Deposited Plan 363811
Written 1883Deposited Plan 1111

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891017


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