20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point

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20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point
20-22 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point.jpg
20-22 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point, New South Wales. No. 20 is of the left
Location20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates33°51′24″S 151°12′26″E / 33.8568°S 151.2073°E / -33.8568; 151.2073Coordinates: 33°51′24″S 151°12′26″E / 33.8568°S 151.2073°E / -33.8568; 151.2073
Architectural style(s)Victorian Regency
Official name: Townhouse
TypeState heritage (built)
Designated2 April 1999
Reference no.861
TypeHistoric site
20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point is located in Sydney
20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point
Location of 20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point in Sydney

20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point is a heritage-listed former residence used by the NSW State Government as a boarding house for more than 100 years but now restored and conserved to its former condition as a gentleman's residence when first built between 1841 qnd 1843 nowlocated at 20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]

History[edit]

Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. Constructed during the mid 1850s as one of a pair of London style townhouses, representing a significant streetscape element. First tenanted by the NSW Department of Housing in 1983.[1]

Description[edit]

Substantial Georgian style, six bedroom townhouse, based on the London model. Four storeys with separate kitchen/servants quarters and attic. Portico with ionic columns shared with neighbour. Iron lace cantilevered balcony on second storey, onto which open three french doors. Storeys: four; Construction: Painted rendered stone, slate roof. Iron lace on timber structured balcony. Style: [[Australian residential architectural styles#Georgian|]].[1]

The external condition of the property is good.

Modifications and dates[edit]

External: Portico and ashlar facade added c.1863. .[1]

Heritage listing[edit]

As at 23 November 2000, this property is one of two Regency style townhouses based on the London model of three storeys with basements, and is in almost intact exterior condition.[1]

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 1830s and is an important example of 19th century adaptation of the landscape.[1]

20 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Townhouse". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00861. Retrieved 13 October 2018.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Brooks & Associates (1998). Department of Housing s170 Register.

Attribution[edit]

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article was originally based on Townhouse, entry number 861 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 13 October 2018.

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