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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 9 Wolseley Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
9 Wolseley StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
Raglan StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Highly individual Federation design by architect George Durell. Good example of Arts and Crafts influence. Forms good pair with no. 11. Houses like these were once common but many were lost to flat development in the 1960s and 70s.
Date significance updated: 09 Nov 07
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Description

Designer/Maker: George Durell
Physical description: A two storey Federation house with complex roof form, mostly gabled. Asymmetrical elevations and plan form. Parts of ground floor have their own roof. Second storey partly parapeted. Terra cotta tiled roof. Extensive use of pebbledash for decoration. No front verandah. Appears to have small front balcony above arched recessed entry and corner porch beside. Good decorative timberwork. Strong arts and crafts influence.
Modifications and dates: Alterations and additions approved 2006
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: Built c. 1904. Architect was George Durell, a prominent Drummoyne architect.

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 b)
[Associative significance]
Highly individual Federation design by architect George Durell.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Highly individual Federation design by architect George Durell. Good example of Arts and Crafts influence. Forms good pair with no. 11. Houses like these were once common but many were lost to flat development in the 1960s and 70s.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Good example of Arts and Crafts influence.
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 PlanHouse50707 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: 2891175


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