Categories of Special Interest
1840 - 1860
End-of-terrace three-bay single-storey house, c.1850, possibly originally terraced or thatched incorporating fabric of earlier range, pre-1840, on site. Repaired, 1952. Pitched roof with replacement fibre-cement slate, 1952, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks with one having red brick capping supporting yellow terracotta pot, rendered coping, and aluminium rainwater goods on rendered eaves having iron ties. Replacement rendered, ruled and lined walls, 1952. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, and two-over-two timber sash windows. Square-headed door opening with step supporting padstones, and timber panelled door having overlight. Street fronted with concrete flagged footpath to front [VO].
A picturesque small-scale house exhibiting modest architectural design aspirations contributing an urban vernacular flavour to the streetscape of John Street Upper: much of the vernacular quality of the area has been diminished following the systematic replacement of the thatched ranges traditionally defining the street until the early to mid twentieth century. Having been well maintained, the house continues to project an early aspect with much of the historic fabric surviving in place, thus upholding some of the historic character of the street scene.