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Item details

Name of item: Glendenning
Other name/s: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Thompson Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Thompson StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

With the adjacent houses from 49-57 Thompson Street, this is part of a very good streetscape grouping on the old Bourketown subdivision, despite some loss of architectural integrity they retain their significant form and are one of the most unusual and visually interesting groups in Drummoyne. They are also of significance as few nineteenth century buildings survive in the Council area in good condition.
Date significance updated: 12 Oct 07
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Description

Physical description: One of a fine group of three late nineteenth century houses. Each, unfortunately, has been altered to some degree. All have been painted. Probably all had plychrome brickwork originally. No 55 has also lost its slate roof. Most other detailing survives. The designs are almost identical except for minor details. The design is transitional with both Victorian and Edwardian influence evident. A strong Queen Anne influence is also evident in the verandah, window and gable decoration.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:12 Oct 07
Modifications and dates: Altered
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: The group of houses from 53-59 Thompson Street first appeared in Sands in 1896 when it was occupied by Mr F. G. Neilley. There were a group of four with The Pines and Lauriston built as semi-detached two storey dwellings in the same style.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Speculation-
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]
With the adjacent houses from 49-57 Thompson Street, this is part of a very good streetscape grouping on the old Bourketown subdivision, despite some loss of architectural integrity they retain their significant form and are one of the most unusual and visually interesting groups in Drummoyne.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
With the houses from 49-57 Thompson Street, this is of significance as few nineteenth century buildings survive in the Council area in good condition.
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 PlanHouse "Glendenning"45707 Mar 08 301464
Within a conservation area on an LEPBourketown Square Conservation AreaA07 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: 2891147


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