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Marlborough & Tavistock Streets Conservation Area

Item details

Name of item: Marlborough & Tavistock Streets Conservation Area
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Other - Residential Buildings (private)
Primary address: 1-43, 2R-24 Tavistock Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1-43, 2R-24 Tavistock StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
1 Stuart CrescentDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
19A, 21-39 Westbourne StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
26A-26D, 28-46, 27-35, 43 Marlborough StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Marlborough and Tavistock Streets Drummoyne Conservation Area is of significance for its largely intact early twentieth century residential development. The group has an overall homogeneity due to consistent use of materials, scale, setbacks and forms. Groups of speculative development also contribute to the regular rhythms in the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 16 Apr 09
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Description

Physical description: The character of the Marlborough and Tavistock Streets Conservation Area is defined by:
- a consistent row of speculative semi-detached Federation houses in Westbourne Street
- consistent Federation housing, both semi-detached and free standing on the southeastern side of Tavistock Street including a very good group of speculative semi-detached Edwardian houses towards Victoria Road.
- a group of Inter-War bungalows on the northwest side of Tavistock Street between Victoria Road and Marlborough Street, extending along Marlborough Street
- consistent Federation housing on the northeast side of Marlborough Street

The housing in the Conservation Area is predominantly of c.1910 to 1930 construction. It has a consistent character dominated by single storey housing of dark face brick, terracotta and slate roofing, hipped and gabled roof forms and front verandahs.

Setting
Groups of houses within each block have regular setbacks. The setbacks of the groups of semi-detached houses are usually less than for the free standing houses.

Plantings of street trees as well as trees in front gardens adds to the amenity of this conservation area.

Scale
This conservation area has a dominant single storey scale facing the street

Form
The groups of houses within this conservation area have regular form and massing. Front verandahs are an important element of the front of the houses. Gabled elements are used in most of the roofs as either a complement to the main hipped roof or as the main roof form facing the street.

Materials and Colours
Terracotta and/or slate are the dominant materials for roofs and are complemented by face brick walls with some rendered and/or battened cfc sheet for contrast. Verandahs have face brick piers and balustrades with timber posts. Driveways are formed with concrete strips.

Doors and Windows
Casement windows are common with some use of double hung sashes. French doors are also used to provide access to verandahs. Front doors usually have toplights and, where space permits might have sidelights.

Carparking
Some freestanding houses have space for parking at the rear of the allotment. Many of the semi-detached houses have no space for onsite parking that does not intrude on the front garden.

Fencing
Original fencing is usually low allowing good views from the footpath to the houses. Fencing often incorporates masonry elements including sandstone and low face brick walls, often with pipe rails. More recent fencing has a variety of picket fencing.

Landscape Elements including Paving and Driveways
Street trees are important to the character of this area and are reinforced with mature trees in front gardens. Front gardens should incorporate low shrubs and lawn areas.

History

Historical notes: The South Hythe subdivision of the 1870s included all the land west of Lyons Road, between the present Victoria Road and Bayswater Road. It included Tavistock, Marlborough and Westbourne Streets, establishing the general street layout that survives to the present day. Many of the initial purchases were for a number of allotments. Speculative development and subsequent subdivision in the Federation and Inter-War periods created rows of housing of similar scale, form and materials.

The housing on the southeast side of Tavistock Street and from 21 to 39 Westbourne Street appears to have been groups of speculative development built in the Federation period. Groups of semi-detached houses have since been subdivided to allow individual ownership. 43 Marlborough Street also dates from this period. 4-8 Tavistock Street were probably built soon after a re-subdivision of land fronting the present Victoria Road in 1915. 10-12 Tavistock Street along with 26-28 Marlborough Street are also part of one development comprising detached and semi-detached houses.

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 a)
[Historical significance]
The Marlborough and Tavistock Streets Drummoyne Conservation Area is of significance for its largely intact early twentieth century residential development.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The Marlborough and Tavistock Streets Drummoyne Conservation Area is of significance for its largely intact early twentieth century residential development. The group has an overall homogeneity due to consistent use of materials, scale, setbacks and forms. Groups of speculative development also contribute to the regular rhythms in the streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The Marlborough and Tavistock Streets Drummoyne Conservation Area is of significance for its largely intact early twentieth century residential development.
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 PlanMarlborough and Tavistock Street Conservation AreaK08 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
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: 2891197


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