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Rosemount

Item details

Name of item: Rosemount
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: -33.4758298835 Long: 151.3512909190
Primary address: 36 Village Road, East Saratoga, NSW 2251
Parish: Kincumber
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Gosford
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Darkinjung
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT52 DP236445
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
36 Village RoadEast SaratogaGosfordKincumberNorthumberlandPrimary Address
36 Bay StreetSaratogaGosford  Alternate Address
Village RoadEast SaratogaGosfordKincumberNorthumberlandAlternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
 Private29 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

Rosemount is rare and intact late Federation style residence located on a corner block of approximately 0.5 heactares in area at Saratoga. Set in landscaped grounds that are integral to its setting, it has features of Californian bungalow style including its weatherboard construction, single gables and squat brick columns in its verandah. Rosemount is a historical landmark in the Saratoga area and is associated with the Callen and Bourke families who were two pioneering land-owning families of the Davistown/Saratoga area. (Heritage Office file)
Date significance updated: 04 Dec 07
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Description

Construction years: 1917-1917
Physical description: Rosemount is an imposing late Federation style residence located on a corner block of approximately 0.5 heactares in area at Saratoga. Set in landscaped grounds it has features of Californian bungalow style including its weatherboard construction, single gables and squat brick columns in its verandah. Part of Rosemount's landscaping consists of small sandstone block walls. The stone were originally hewn by convicts to build a house for the officer-in-charge of the area and were later moved to this site. Some citrus trees survive on the property. (Heritage Office file)
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in good condition.
Date condition updated:04 Dec 07
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: Like most settlements on Brisbane Water, Saratoga had been subdivided as a holiday resort after the coming of the railway. This particular subdivision, New Brighton Estate made provision not only for the usual small allotments on the waterfront but, midful of the nature of the soil and thr interest of an adjoining landowner, several orchard and farm blocks.

John Bourke had settled in the area in the area in 1863 and became a pioneer of commercial citrus-growing on the Central Coast. Most if not all of the orchard and farm blocks were purchased by the Bourke family to extend their citrus activities.

Rosemount was built in about 1917 on a 16 acre (6.5 hectare) parcel of land owned by Martin and Mary Bourke (nee Callen) which was part of the New Brighton Estate. The material for the house was supplied by Mary Bourke's father Peter Callen as a wedding present to his daughter.

Peter Callen left the Saratoga area as a young man and settled in the Newcastle area of Stockton where he established a very successful boat building business. Most of the tradesman who built Rosemount were employees of his.

Mr Martin Bourke gave a portion of his land to the Council for use as a road (now known as Steyne Road East) and also donared an area of land on the corner of High Street and Brooklyn Road for the erection of a Catholic Church. Unfortunately due to a lack of parking facilities the land was deemed unsuitable and was subsequently sold. The money was then used to purchase a site in Davistown Road where the Catholic Church now stands.

In March 1983 the owners of Rosemount, Mrs (Molly) Broad (Mrs. Broad's maternal grandfather was Peter Callen) applied for a Permanent Conservation Order. At the time Rosemount was under considerable pressure for subdivision because of its zoning and consequent local rates and State land taxes incumbent upon it. A Permanent Conservation Order was placed over the property on 2 December 1983 and it was transferred to the State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. (Heritage Office file)

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Rosemount is a historical landmark in the Saratoga area and is associated with the Callen and Bourke families who were two pioneering land-owning families of the Davistown/Saratoga area.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Rosemount is rare and intact late Federation style residence located on a corner block of approximately 0.5 heactares in area at Saratoga. Set in landscaped grounds that are integral to its setting, it has features of Californian bungalow style including its weatherboard construction, single gables and squat brick columns in its verandah. Rosemount is a historical landmark in the Saratoga area
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Rosemount is rare and intact late Federation style residence on the Central Coast.
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.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0028602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0028602 Dec 83 1675450

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045148
File number: S90/04842 & HC 33035


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