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Shalimar - House, Private Garden, Fence & Gate

Item details

Name of item: Shalimar - House, Private Garden, Fence & Gate
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 16 Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
16 Drummoyne AvenueDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Early local example of the Federation Queen Anne style. One of a few, grand turn of the century, harbourside homes to survive redevelopment.

Built for George Crowley, manager of City Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd.
Date significance updated: 15 Dec 06
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Description

Construction years: 1898-1898
Physical description: A magnificant Federation house, c. 1898. It is a large house on a large lot clearly visible above a high paling fence. The complex slate roof incoporates a steepled turret. The house is brick with extensive timberwork around windows and other features. The windows incorporate multi-coloured panes. The entry gate is of special note. The house featues two story verandahs on three sides and shows a marked Queen Anne influence. The main outlook is to the harbour.

Also on the property is a notable Federation period timber fence and gates. The house is set in a general period garden layout with palms, camphor laurels, and magnolia tree all of considerable beauty.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair-good
Date condition updated:15 Dec 06
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: Appeared in Sands Directory 1898. Built for George Crowley, manager of City Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd. Then called Shalimar.

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 b)
[Associative significance]
Built for George Crowley, manager of City Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Early local example of the Federation Queen Anne style. One of a few, grand turn of the century, harbourside homes to survive redevelopment.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
One of a few, grand turn of the century, harbourside homes to survive redevelopment.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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 "Shalimar - private garden, fence and gate17707 Mar 08 301464
Within a conservation area on an LEPDrummoyne Avenue East Conservation AreaD07 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

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891038


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