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53-55 Kent Street, Millers Point
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53-55 Kent Street, pictured in 2019.
Location 53, 55 Kent Street, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built 1862 1865
Architectural style(s) Victorian Georgian
Official name: Stone House
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 900
Type Historic site

53-55 Kent Street, Millers Point are heritage-listed terrace houses located at 53-55 Kent Street, in the inner city Sydney suburb of Millers Point in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. This sandstone faced terrace was constructed between 1862 and 1865 and has recently been restored to original condition. The fund year for redevelopment was 1993/94.

Description

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A doorway at 53 Kent Street, pictured in 2019.

One of a pair of mid Victorian face sandstone terraces with top balconies cantilevered over the footpaths. This residence has three bedrooms. Storeys: Two; Construction: Face stone walls, slate roof to main body of roof, corrugated galvanised iron roof to balcony. Cast iron wall brackets, balcony posts, iron lace balustrade. Style: Victorian Georgian.

The external condition of the property is good.

Heritage listing

As at 23 November 2000, this residence is one of a two large mid Victorian, face sandstone terraces with balconies in mostly intact condition. The cast iron used to bracket the cantilevered balcony and the balustrade was manufactured by J. Bubb's Victoria Foundry.

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.

53-55 Kent Street, Millers Point was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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