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Regency Townhouses

Item details

Name of item: Regency Townhouses
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Town House
Location: Lat: -33.8570300800 Long: 151.2064681080
Primary address: 57, 59, 61 Lower Fort 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
LOT70 DP835201
LOT71 DP835201
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
57, 59, 61 Lower Fort StreetMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Department of HousingState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

This building is a group of three Regency style towhouses based on London model of three storeys with basements, which are in almost intact exterior condition.

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

Physical description: Three storey Regency townhouse with basement based on the London model, set back from street and enclosed by cast iron fence. Classic ionic entrance portico. Boarding house with 3*1 bedroom units and 2*2 bedroom units. Storeys: 3 Construction: Painted rendered masonry, corrugated galvanised iron roof. Spear fence. Style: Victorian Regency
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Modifications and dates: External: Windows and fanlight altered.
Current use: Boarding House
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. This building is one of a group of fine Victorian Regency terraces based on the London model. First tenanted by Department of Housing in 1985.

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 0088702 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Local Environmental PlanCSH LEP 4 07 Apr 00   
Register of the National Estate  21 Mar 78   
Register of the National Estate  21 Oct 80   

Study details

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

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045678


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