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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Wolseley Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Wolseley StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
Lower St Georges CrescentDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

The house is of high significance as part of a group at the end of St Georges Crescent which forms a very fine streetscape and the house is largely intact. It is one of a group of Federation/Edwardian houses that typified development around the waterfront of Drummoyne.

The remnant Eucalyptus Pilularis is a rare survivor in the council area.
Date significance updated: 22 Jan 09
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Description

Physical description: A two storey Edwardian residence on a prominent corner designed to take in views to the east over Parramatta River. The house has a base of sandstone with red brick to the ground floor and roughcast render to the first floor and chimneys. The roof is hipped and gabled with parapetted gables on the main elevations. A verandah on the east side has been infilled. The bay window facing east has decorative art nouveau panels to the first floor.

The house is a good Edwardian residence forming part of a largely intact group of residences from the Federation/Edwardian period.

A rare blackbutt forest (Eucalyptus Pilularis) remnant tree, one of only a handful remaining in the municipality (approx 20m high).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair
Date condition updated:02 Nov 07
Modifications and dates: Verandahs infilled
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]
The house is of high significance as part of a group at the end of St Georges Crescent which forms a very fine streetscape and the house is largely intact. It is one of a group of Federation/Edwardian houses that typified development around the waterfront of Drummoyne.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The remnant Eucalyptus Pilularis is a rare survivor in the council area.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The house is one of a group of Federation/Edwardian houses that typified development around the waterfront of Drummoyne.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered, extended unsypathetically
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 PlanHouse50407 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: 2891172


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