Item details

Name of item: Rutherglen
Other name/s: Grimwood House
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.5992 Long: 150.7461
Primary address: 158 March Street, Richmond, NSW 2753
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury


154-158 March Street, Richmond.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
158 March StreetRichmondHawkesbury  Primary Address
154-158 March StreetRichmondHawkesbury  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Rutherglen is a characteristic Georgian townhouse of high quality (Criterion D.2). It is an important component of the historic townscape of Richmond (Criterion A.4) and is a significant element in the entrance to Richmond along March Street (Criterion E.1).
Date significance updated: 28 Jan 98
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Construction years: 1830-
Physical description: Rutherglen, formerly Grimwood House, is a simple rectangular two storey sandstock brick house of six bays with slightly irregular spacing of the windows. The windows are all twelve pane sash windows with stone sills. The lower windows are larger than the upper storey windows. There is a main hipped iron roof and a simple hipped iron verandah roof supported on colonial vernacular style stop chamfered timber posts (eight sided), which rest on a dressed stone base. The verandah is decorated with an undulating scalloped timber facia and has a tongue and groove board lining to the soffit. There is an excellent stone flagging floor to the verandah. On either side of the main roof are double brick chimneys and an external brick chimney to the rear brick skillion addition. The whole front facade is painted. The setback of the house has been influenced by the 1829 siting regulations, but there is extensive land to the rear of the property.
Date condition updated:28 Jan 98


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012I6921 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/R-82Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987245Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Richmond Townscape Study1986 Tim Shellshear  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1741094
File number: 014165

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