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Item details

Name of item: Houses
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.8579541677 Long: 151.2043534730
Primary address: 36, 38 Argyle Place, 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
LOT35 DP1199181
LOT36 DP1199181
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
36, 38 Argyle PlaceMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Land and Housing CorporationState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

These c.1890 terraces are an important streetscape element facing Argyle Place.

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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Physical description: This Victorian Italianate terrace has three units, 2*1 bedroom and 1double bedsit. It has a corrigated iron roof over a first floor verandah. This two storey building has an asymetrical facade; it has a set of three windows in an arch at ground floor with decorative mouldings surrounding and a stone sill under; cast iron balustrades, gates and frieze along verandahs. The first floor has a french door to verandah with side lights and transom lights above. An entrance to the basement is arranged by a narrow stair from the front verandah. Storeys: 3 Construction: Painted stuccoed masonry walls, corrigated galvanised iron roof. Decorative cast iron friezes and balustrades. Painted timber joinery. Style: Victorian Italianate Orientation: Overlooking Argyle Place
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Modifications and dates: External: Dormer windows at front added c.1910. - Last inspected: 19/02/95
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. Argyle Place, a primitive version of a London Square, was commenced by Govenor Macquarie but not fully formed until after quarrying of the adjacent rock face had ceased in about 1865. The 1900 Resumption Plan indicates this terrace was owned by James Lawler at that time. First tenanted by Department of Housing in 1982.

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 endorsementCMP received for 36-42 Argyle Place, Millers Point Jul 29 2016

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0087802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Register of the National Estate  21 Mar 78   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenRobertson & Hindmarsh Pty201636-42 Argyle Place part of 36-44 Argyle Place, Millers Point - Conservation Management Plan

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Data source

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045617

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