Summer Hill

Sloane Street

Main Period: Victorian - Federation

 

1873 Underwood Estate - Ashfield - Parra

Leadlight apparent at 17, 23, 32, 35, 43, 44 & 50.

Sloane Street was part of the original 1878 Subdivision of the Underwood Estate. Sloan Street is part of the C47 North Summer Hill, Summer Hill Conservation Area. The street consists mainly of Victorian detached and semi-detached terrace housing of one and two storeys from the original development of 1878 through to the end of the 19th century. Sloane Street would almost certainly have derived its name from Sloane Street in London (not too far away from Kensington Palace).

This 1873 map shows the railway cutting through the Underwood Estate. What is now Sloane Street was shown then as Underwood Street.

1878 The Underwood Estate - Ashfield - L

Sloane Street is clearly shown in the 1878 Subdivision of the Estate.

Sloane Street

No 17 is an early Queen Anne Federation house (c.1900) with leadlight in the sidelights and in an interesting split fanlight above the front door. There is also leadlight in the front door panel but it is obscured by the security screen. Of particular interest is the leadlight and stencilled stained glass in two panels in the verandah enclosure. It is a beautiful example of late Victorian leadlight and the panels have almost certainly been reclaimed/reused from another house. 

© 2019 Colin Webb