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Winsbury Terrace

Item details

Name of item: Winsbury Terrace
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Location: Lat: -33.8598436582 Long: 151.2034015670
Primary address: 75, 77, 79 Kent Street, Millers Point, NSW 2000
Parish: St Philip
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Sydney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT46 DP1155126
LOT47 DP1155126
LOT48 DP1155126
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
75, 77, 79 Kent StreetMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
 Private 
 Private 
Department of HousingState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

This terrace is one of a group of three elaborately detailed Victorian Italianate terrace houses. Rear wings being amongst the most significant on any terrace house in Sydney. They are a significant streetscape element and highly significant rear wings.

It is part of the Millers Point Conservation Area, an intact residential and maritime precinct. It contains residential buildings and civic spaces dating from the 1830's and is an important example of C19th adaptation of the landscape.
Date significance updated: 23 Nov 00
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Description

Construction years: 1875-
Physical description: Elaborately detailed Victorian Italianate terrace house (row of three), bowed iron lace to mid floor balcony, triple arched windows to ground floor. Splendid chimney pots. This residence has five bedrooms.
Storeys: 3
Construction: Rendered masonry walls, slate roof to main body of house, corrigated galvanised iron to rear wing.
Cast iron lace to balcony and ground floor balustrading.
No. 77 has elaborate stucco work on the parapet (no. 77) and cornices and window and door surrounds. First floor balcony has most unusual, curved cast iron balustrade panels. Handsome tuck-pointing on Kent Street facade, recently restored by expert craftsmen using authentic materials (NTA, 2016, 19).
Painted timber balcony timbers and joinery.
Style: Victorian Halianate (NTA).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities.

Millers Point took its name in the early days of the colony from 'Jack the Miller', who built his windmills there, while Lieut.Dawes established his observatory on the point. This precinct, positioned between Barangaroo, Observatory Hill and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, contains a variety of architectural styles from early Georgian houses and tiny workmen's cottages, to the grander 19th century Victorian terraces. With much of the area given over to public housing in the 20th century, recent changes in ownership are again breathing life into these early buildings, although the need to ensure any renovation is done sensitively remains imperative (NTA, 2016, 18).

These large Victorian Italianate terraces are thought to be architect designed and constructed in 1875. They have also been previously known as A.K.A Craig Terrace. First tenanted byDepartment of Housing in 1992.

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 Early land grants-
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 Living in the City-
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 19th century suburban developments-
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 Developing suburbia-
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 Developing ports-
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 Suburban Consolidation-

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
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementCMP received for 79 Kent Street, Millers Point Mar 29 2016
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementCMP received for 75 Kent Street, Millers Point Apr 4 2016

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0093002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Local Environmental PlanCSH LEP 4 07 Apr 00   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Department of Housing s170 Register1998 Brooks & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenPTW Architects201675 Kent Street, Millers Point - Conservation Management Plan
WrittenPTW Architects 79 Kent Street, Millers Point - Conservation Management Plan

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045597


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