ASHFIELD

Heighway Avenue

Main Period: Victorian – Federation - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s , 5, 11, 13, 25, 27, 29, 31 & 40

Heighway Avenue starts in Ashfield, crosses Frederick Street and heads west into Croydon. It is a real mixture of things. There are some old weatherboard cottages in Heighway Avenue that indicate both the age of the houses and that it was not initially regarded as place for the affluent. Crossing over Iron Cove Creek suggests that is may have been a place for the effluent.  Some of the houses east of Frederick Street are definitely representative of the early Federation style. Many of the houses would aspire to be regarded as Californian Bungalows. They are in the main, small cottages built beside the railway line.

Heaighway Avenue

No 3 is a Federation house. It has two sets of three panel casement windows, one on the verandah and one on the lefty. They are impressively tall. The outer panels are shorter than the inner or central panel. It is the central panel that has the elaborate design while the outer panels appear rather plain in contrast. The design of the casement windows at No’s 3 & 5 is identical but the leadlight is individual and features a central panel with a plain rectangular pattern on the sides. 

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