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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Corradrinnen
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 2 Fortescue, Chiswick, NSW 2046
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 FortescueChiswickCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A major house in the Chiswick area and one of only two surviving in recognisable form from the Federation period or earlier. Its location adjacent to Chiswick steps and opposite the other surviving house in the area make it part of a small group that typify the develpment of the area around the turn of the last century.
Date significance updated: 20 Dec 06
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Description

Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: A very fine Federation large scale residence with truncated tower, large verandahs, rear castellated wing, stone fence and entry stairs that once fronted the river adjacent to Chiswick steps but which has now been sub-divided so that the house has lost much of its setting. The building has undergone sub-division into flats (1996) and had verandah infilled, but the basic house survives and is one of the major examples of the stle surviving outside the east Drummoyne area. It displays excellent detailing and the lifestyle of wealthy landowners early in the century. It was also typical of a number of houses that have now disappeared or been altered in the Chiswick area.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair
Date condition updated:08 Aug 07
Modifications and dates: Verandahs infilled
Subdivided into flats
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence, flats

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]
Its location adjacent to Chiswick steps and opposite the other surviving house in the area make it part of a small group that typify the develpment of the area around the turn of the last century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A major house in the Chiswick area and one of only two surviving in recognisable form from the Federation period or earlier.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered, extended unsympathetically
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 PlanHouse20407 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
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: 2891048


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