Ward 18 - Acute Admissions | NSW Environment & Heritage

Culture and heritage

Heritage

Ward 18 - Acute Admissions

Item details

Name of item: Ward 18 - Acute Admissions
Other name/s: Ward 17 and 18
Type of item: Built
Primary address: Victoria Road, Gladesville, NSW 2111
Parish: HUNTERS HILL
County: CUMBERLAND
Local govt. area: Hunters Hill
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
     
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Victoria RoadGladesvilleHunters HillHUNTERS HILLCUMBERLANDPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Department of HealthState Government20 Jul 05

Statement of significance:

High Significance.
Substantial stone ward buildings that form part of the significant building fabric of the Gladesville Hospital Precinct.
Includes an item/items which demonstrate in a notable way the operation of the institution during its development.
Includes an excellent example(s) of institutional building(s) from its period.Includes an item(s) which forms part of a notable architectural grouping within the place.
Includes an item(s) which is likely to be valued by the general public for its social value.
Includes an item(s) which is symbolic of attitudes and prasctices of mental health care in the period.
Includes an item(s) which is a landmark in the Gladesville/Hunters Hill area.
Note: The State Heritage Inventory provides information about heritage items listed by local and State government agencies. The State Heritage Inventory is continually being updated by local and State agencies as new information becomes available. Read the OEH copyright and disclaimer.

Description

Designer/Maker: James Barnet
Physical description: Stone walls, cement tile roofing two storeys with rendered brick and metal deck enclosed verandahs/sun rooms on south side. Ward block form. Part of a symmetrical group of items 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Date condition updated:25 Jan 95
Modifications and dates: 1933, 1947-9, 1955, 1960s
Current use: Vacant
Former use: Hill Branch Male Wards

History

Historical notes: Construction of the new wards for the Hill Branch was authorised in 1877 and the work was completed in 1881. Designed as male wards comprising day rooms and dormitories accommodating 82 patients. Due to overcrowding, this ward was converted to Female Ward No. 1 (as shown in 1932 plan). In 1933 the division walls were removed and lavatories improved. Minor alterations to fittings were made in 1947/9. A new covered way was installed in 1955. New services installed in 1965. Further alterations undertaken in 1968, ceiling heights lowered, chimneyhs removed. By 1969 known as Ward 18.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Health-Activities associated with preparing and providing medical assistance and/or promoting or maintaining the well being of humans (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Includes an item(s) which demonstrates in a notaable way the operation of the institution during its development.
Includes an excellent example(s) of institutional building(s) from its period.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Includes an item(s) which forms part of a notable architectural grouping within the place.
Includes an item(s) which is a landmark in the Gladesville/Hungers Hill area.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Includes an item(s) which is likely to be valued by the general public for its social value.
Includes an item(s) which is symbolic of attitudes and practices of mental health care in the period.
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.

Recommended management:

Refer to Gladesville Hospiotal Southern Campujs - Conservation Study V.1 & 2

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage registerDep. Of Health s.170 Register    

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenSue Rosen Pty Ltd, Schwager Brooks & Partners P/L Study

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

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 3540314


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in the State Heritage Inventory is correct. If you find any errors or omissions please send your comments to the Database Manager.

All information and pictures on this page are the copyright of the Heritage Division or respective copyright owners.