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Blyth Terrace

Item details

Name of item: Blyth Terrace
Other name/s: AMA House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Location: Lat: -33.8603249375 Long: 151.2039070960
Primary address: 82, 84, 86, 88 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
LOT80 DP1198150
LOT81 DP1198150
LOT82 DP1198150
LOT83 DP1198150
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
82, 84, 86, 88 Kent StreetMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Department of HousingState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

This 1850s terrace forms part of a cohesive streetscape element.

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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Designer/Maker: Fowell & McConnel
Builder/Maker: Messrs Hutcherson Bros
Physical description: Early Victorian, two storey terrace with four bedrooms, sleep-out and attic. Features include a concave corrugated iron verandah painted in wide stripes, iron lace balcony and column supports and spear fence at ground level. Ground floor has a double hung window and front door with fanlight above. Upper level has two french doors opening onto balcony. Shutters on all windows. Storeys: 2 Construction: Painted rendered masonry, corrugated galvanised iron roof. Timber verandah with iron lace and balcony columns. Spear fence balustrading at ground level. Style: Victorian Filigree
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. Terrace housing built during the 1850s. First tenanted by Department of Housing in 1982.

Recommended management:

Encouragement should be given to the return of the Robert H. Todd Assembly Hall to its original configuration and use.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
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.

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 endorsement82-88 Kent Street CMP Jul 24 2015

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0083902 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Local Environmental PlanCSH LEP 4 07 Apr 00   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenPTW Architects201582-88 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: 5045600

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