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House - Yawatta

Item details

Name of item: House - Yawatta
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11 Wolseley Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Wolseley StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
Collingwood StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

One of a good pair of individually styled houses by architect George Durell. Good example of the Arts and Crafts influence. Once common, many grand houses in this area were lost to flat development in the 1960s and 70s.
Date significance updated: 09 Nov 07
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Designer/Maker: George Durell
Physical description: An impressive two storey Federation style on prominent corner site which has no front verandah. Entry porch (Collingwood Street side) and balconies only. Complex roof and elevations with projecting features. Tuckpinted brick with pebbledash gables and bands. Arts and Crafts influence also evident in terracotta tiled roof and shingleing. Some good timber and rendered mouldings. Windows and their projecting frames are a special feature. No major alterations apparent but upper balcony at front appears to have been enclosed. Well planted grounds.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Built c.1904. Designed by architect George Durell, a prominent Drummoyne architect.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Villa-
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]
One of a good pair of individually styled houses by architect George Durell.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Good example of the Arts and Crafts influence.
SHR Criteria g)
Once common, many grand houses in this area were lost to flat development in the 1960s and 70s.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse "Yawatta"50807 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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891176

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