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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Walton Crescent, Abbotsford, NSW 2046
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Walton CrescentAbbotsfordCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Part of one of the most intact groups of Federation houses surviving in the Abbotsford/Five Dock area displaying fine detailing and form in a garden setting. 55 Walton Street has significant original interiors including fine joinery and ceilings in rooms in the main body of the house and Hollywood style main bathroom. The building has individual but primary group heritage significance.
Date significance updated: 04 Feb 14
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Description

Physical description: One of a largely intact group of houses on the high side of Walton Crescent of brick and slate construction with garden settings displaying a range of forms from the late Federation period. Each of the houses has good detailing and they provide a rare intact grouping of buildings in the Abbotsford area. Their group value is higher than their individual value even though they are excellent examples of the period.

55 Walton Street has fine original interiors including good quality joinery and decorative ceilings in rooms in the main body of the house and a 'Hollywood style' main bathroom with exceptional tiling and terrazzo floor detail.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

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]
Part of one of the most intact groups of Federation houses surviving in the Abbotsford/Five Dock area displaying fine detailing and form in a garden setting. The building has individual but primary group heritage significance.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Part of one of the most intact groups of Federation houses surviving in the Abbotsford/Five Dock area displaying fine detailing and form in a garden setting.
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 PlanHouse48207 Mar 08 301464
Local Environmental PlanCanada Bay LEP 2013I48202 Aug 13   
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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891167


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