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Comfort Lodge

Item details

Name of item: Comfort Lodge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: -33.8236855363 Long: 151.0150431720
Primary address: 62 Prospect Street, Rose Hill, NSW 2142
Parish: St John
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: City of Parramatta
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Deerubbin
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTC DP330938
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
62 Prospect StreetRose HillCity of ParramattaSt JohnCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Comfort Lodge is a very good example of a mid-Victorian house in the Parramatta district. It is complemented and enhanced by the adjoining Victorian residence 'Camden' which is identical in design. Only six other buildings of similar period and architectural style exist in the Parramatta region. (Branch Managers Report No. 163/83)
Date significance updated: 20 Mar 07
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Description

Construction years: 1880-1880
Physical description: Two storey Victorian Italianate villa of stuccoed brickwork with gabled corrugated iron roof. Three sided bay front on gabled wing with stucco string courses and label moulds and elaborately fretted bargeboards. Two storey verandah to north and east sides has bullnose corrugated iron roof, timber floors and cast iron posts, balustrading and valence. Set well back from the road.
Modifications and dates: 1989 - Heritage Council approval for colour scheme for exterior of the building.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Harris Park; Water Board plans; CPS
Former use: residence, boarding house

History

Historical notes: Land auctioned as part of the first subdivision of Elizabeth Farm in February 1883. Built 1880s. Shown on Water Board plan of December 1913.

A Permanent Conservation order was placed over Comfort Lodge on 2 December 1983. It was transferred to the State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Comfort Lodge is a very good example of a mid-Victorian house in the Parramatta district.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Comfort Lodge is a very good example of a mid-Victorian house in the Parramatta district.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is representative.
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.

Recommended management:


Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions ORDER UNDER SECTION 57(2) OF THE HERITAGE ACT 1977

Standard exemptions for engaging in or carrying out activities / works otherwise prohibited by section 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977.

I, Donald Harwin, the Special Minister of State 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, effective 1 December 2020:

1. revoke the order made on 11 July 2008 and published on pages 91177 to 9182 of Government Gazette Number 110 of 5 September 2008 and varied by notice published in the Government Gazette on 5 March 2015; and

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

Donald Harwin
Special Minister of State
Signed this 9th Day of November 2020.

To view the standard exemptions for engaging in or carrying out activities / works otherwise prohibited by section 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 click on the link below.
Nov 13 2020

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0028302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0028302 Dec 83 1675450
Local Environmental Plan  27 Feb 97 20 
Local Environmental Plan  21 Jul 89 844636

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993450Meredith Walker  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenHeritage Branch Branch Managers Report 163/83

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage NSW
Database number: 5051410
File number: S90/04884 & HC 33024


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