Brick Sewer Vent and Edwardian Cottage, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Brick Sewer Vent and Edwardian Cottage, including interiors
Other name/s: Edwardian cottage; Brick sewer vent and Federation period cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Utilities - Sewerage
Category: Other - Utilities - Sewerage
Primary address: 125 Corunna Road, Stanmore, NSW 2048
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
125 Corunna RoadStanmoreMarrickville  Primary Address
Percival Lane WestStanmoreMarrickville  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

This vent is linked to one of the major sewerage lines in the Western Suburbs Sewerage Scheme. It forms an unusual landmark within a residential district, and is one of four brick vents which were built in the Municipality in the years around the turn of the century. Each of these features individual detailing.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 12
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Physical description: Tapering brick vent with a projecting string and terracotta brackets below the cap. The vent is located on a corner block and its rendered, circular base forms part of the brick fence to the site. A name plate on the vent reads "METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE 1900". Behind the vent is a Federation period cottage, also built of red brick.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:18 Jan 99
Modifications and dates: Security grilles to cottage and glazing. Additions to rear of cottage.
Current use: Residence

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
State- The stack is demonstrative of major sewerage works undertaken early in the twentieth century
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
State- An example of the aesthetic of stacks of the time which were well detailed, sometimes with decorative brickwork patterns, so that they appeared as proud engineering works rather than being purely functional.
SHR Criteria f)
State- There are few remaining brick stacks in the municipality or Sydney region.
Integrity/Intactness: The building and vent are intact and retain their integrity.
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:

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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011I24712 Dec 11 2011/645 
Within a conservation area on an LEPMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19862.9Fox and AssociatesNovember, 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030054Tropman & Tropman Architects1997-1999 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030054
File number: 2.9

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