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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 6 Rodd Road, Five Dock, NSW 2046
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Rodd RoadFive DockCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A rare and interesting Edwardian house in timber using an unusual roof form extending over the front verandah. Single gable anticipates later bungalows. Timber houses remained popular at Five Dock into the 1920s and this house is a rare surviving intact example.
Date significance updated: 23 Jan 09
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Description

Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Very good weatherboard house c.1910. Symmetrical with single large gable over verandah. Some outstanding timber decoration. Stop chamfered verandah posts with curved and fretted brackets. Eaves brackets above match. Of special note is arch formation timber work on valance. Rare timber house with such elaborate decoration.
Modifications and dates: Verandah appears to have been enclosed on one end. This could be sympathetic of some boarding used, with windows to match casement pair. Also let down by wrought iron balustrade and fence, and security door.
Current use: House
Former use: House

History

Historical notes: First definite appearance in Sands in 1916. Possibly 1913

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]
A rare and interesting Edwardian house in timber using an unusual roof form extending over the front verandah. Single gable anticipates later bungalows.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Timber houses remained popular at Five Dock into the 1920s and this house is a rare surviving intact example.
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 PlanHouse40807 Mar 05 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: 2891132


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