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Clovelly House, Garden and Boatshed

Item details

Name of item: Clovelly House, Garden and Boatshed
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Drummoyne AvenueDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Clovelly is an attractive riverside element representing the closer settlement of this area in the early twentieth century. It is a fine early twentieth century house retaining most of its original features and set in gardens overlooking the Parramatta River in a prominent location adjacent to the wharf and part of the important Drummoyne Avenue streetscape and one of the few surviving waterfront properties that retains house, setting and garden and waterfront features.

The boatshed is of historic significance as a surviving ancillary structure from Drummoyne Estate that once occupied the peninusula. The garden pavilion is a rare examples of an ancilliary period structure.
Date significance updated: 15 Dec 06
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Description

Construction years: 1906-1906
Physical description: Clovelly is a substantial, two storey federation house built of red brick with some pebble dash features such as the chimneys. The slate roof has tile crestings. There is some fine timber work in gables, verandahs and porches and panels of leaded art-nouveau glass to the stair hall and the front door and porches.

The upper railings of the north-east verandah have been removed and replaced with rought iron. The exterior of teh house is in good condition and the interior is said to be unaltered. The street fence is somewhat unsympathetic. The house is set in the remains of an early 20th century garden with a simple classical sandstone boatshed to the water.

The Victorian boatshed of rendered masonry construction with a triangulated parapet facing Parramatta River and adjoining an octagonal garden pavilion with three large conifers and a stone sea wall. These are rare examples of ancilliary period structures.
Current use: Residence and boatshed
Former use: Residence and boatshed

History

Historical notes: No. 1 Drummoyne Avenue was built about 1906 for Mr Stanley Rea, a dentist. At that time it was called Clovelly.

The boatshed was originally built as the bathing house for Drummoyne House.

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]
Clovelly is an attractive riverside element representing the closer settlement of this area in the early twentieth century. It is a fine early twentieth century house retaining most of its original features and set in gardens overlooking the Parramatta River in a prominent location adjacent to the wharf and part of the important Drummoyne Avenue streetscape and one of the few surviving waterfront properties that retains house, setting and garden and waterfront features.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The boatshed and garden pavilion are rare examples of ancilliary period structures.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
It is a fine early twentieth century house retaining most of its original features and set in gardens overlooking the Parramatta River.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered, extended sympathetically
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
Regional Environmental PlanClovelley House Boatshed2028 Sep 05 1197597
Local Environmental PlanHouse "Clovelly"17507 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Parramatta River Heritage Study1985 Fox & Associates  No
Drummoyne Heritage Study1988 Perumal Murphy Pty Ltd  Yes
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  National Trust Listing Proposal dated 13/12/1981

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891446


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