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Cypress Grove

Item details

Name of item: Cypress Grove
Type of item: Landscape
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:

Refer to main listing for precinct. A pleasant amenity, enhancing the stone buildings to the west. Formerly asylum cemetery, but the stones have been revmoed. Includes surviving monuments at northern end of grove, monument of Frederick Norton Manning, historical associations with Gladesville Hospitalf and mental care in NSW.
Outstanding association with the administration of Dr Francis Campbell and the development of the place during this period.
Outstanding association with the administration of Dr Frederick Norton Manning and the development of the place during this period.
Includes an item/items associated with notable developments in transportation in the area.
Includes an item/items which demonstrates in an outstanding way the operation of the institution during its development.
Includes an item(s) which is a very good example of the artist's/artisan's work. (Stonegate Caps).
Includes an item(s) which is likely to contain a notable element which has contributed to the functioning of the hospital during its development.
Includes an item(s) of potential outstanding archaeological value.
Includes an item(s) likely to be valued regionally as an historic building or place.
Contains an item(s) likely to be highly valued by existing/former patients of the hospital.
Contains an item(s) likely to be highly valued by existing/former staff of the hospital.
Includes an item(s) which is symbolic of attitudes and practices of mental health care in the period.
Includes an item(s) which is a marker of past noted events or personalities.
Includes an item(s) which is a landmark in the Gladesville/Hunters Hill area.
Includes an excellent example(s) of institutional landscaping from its period.
Includes an excellent example(s) of institutional landscaping from its period. Rare.
Includes good or rare examples of introduced plant species.
Includes a landscape area which forms part of a notable grouping of landscape area.
Includes an item(s) which make a notable contribution to the streetscape/townscape of the Gladesville/Hunters Hill area. Outstanding.
Includes a landscape area which forms part of the setting of an item or area of outstanding cultural significance.
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Description

Physical description: Grove of cypresses on a level lawn between the old asylum wall on the west and Victoria Road on the east. At northern end is the monument to Frederick Norton Manning and at the south end the medical Officer's residence.
Date condition updated:25 Jan 95
Modifications and dates: 1930s

History

Historical notes: This Precinct is the area of the former cemetery, established during Phase I; dedicated 1846. The cemetery seems to have been used through Phase II.
By Phase III, the cemetery appear to have been disused, and the cypress pines planted. Circa 1930s a grass tennis court had been established in the south-east corner. The enclosing stone walls (constructed 1865) were removed during the 1940s and 1950s. The road through the cemetery, which seems in part to follow the central axis of the cemetery, was probably developed in the form seen today with the development of Precinct 32, c1960s.

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) likely to be valued regionally as an historic building or place.
Outstanding association with the administration of Dr Francis Campbell and the development of the place during this peirod.
Outstanding association with the administration of Dr Frederick Norton Manning and the development of the place during this period.
Includes an item/items which demonstrates in an outstanding way the operation of the institution during its development.
Includes an item(s) which is likely to contain a notable element which has contributed to the functioning of the hospital during its development.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Includes an item(s) which is a landmark in the Gladesville/Hunters Hill area.
Includes an excellent example(s) of institutional landscaping from its period.
Includes an excellent example(s) of institutional landscaping from its period. Rare.
Includes good or rare example of introduced plant species.
Includes a landscape area which forms part of a notable grouping of landscape areas.
Includes an item(s) which make a notable contribution to the strescape/townscape of the Gladesville/Hunters Hill area. Outstanding.
Includes a landscape area which forms part of the setting of an item of outstanding cultural significance.
Includes an item(s) which is a very good example of the artist's/artisan's work. (Sonegate Caps).
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Outstanding association with the administration of Dr Francis Campbell and the development of the place during this peirod.
Outstanding association with the administration of Dr Frederick Norton Manning and the development of the place during this period.
Contains an item(s) likely to be highly valued by existing/former patients of the hospital.
Contains an item(s) likely to be highly valued by existing/former staff of the hospital.
Includes an item(s) which is symbolic of attitudes and practices of mental health care in the period.
Includes an item(s) which is a marker of past noted events or personalities.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Includes an item/items associated with notable developments in transportation in the area.
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 Hospital Southern Campus - Conservation Study Vol. 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 P/L, Schwager Brooks & Partners P/L Study

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 3540340


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