DULWICH HILL

Wardell Road

Main Period: Victorian - Federation - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 95, 99 & 99A, 101, 105, 111, 141, 155, 161A, 165, 169, 173, 195, 199, 205, 207, 209, 211, 215, 217, 219, 221, 225, 227 & 229.

Wardell Road is one of the very old roads in the area. It was named after Robert Wardell who was the largest land holder in the area in the 1820’s and who was later murdered near the Cooks River in 1834.

There have been numerous subdivisions along Wardell Road in Dulwich Hill from 1882 to 1912 followed by later individual sales. Building styles range from the early 1880’s through to 1960’s flats and units. Fortunately there are some great dwellings in Wardell Road that have survived relatively unscathed and many of them have retained their original leadlight. There are Victorian Villas, Federation houses, Californian bungalows and Interwar flats that make it possible to see how leadlight styles have changed over the sixty year period from the 1880’s to the 1940’s.

1906 Priddle Estate Priddle Street (Chal
1912 Wardell Hill Estate Wardell Road Wa
1901 Macarthur Estate Macarthur Street,
1882 Camberwell Grove  Wardells Estate P
1884 Wardell Hill Marrickville Fairfowl,
1889 Camberwell Grove Wardells Estate Ba
1884 Camberwell Grove Marrickville Glen
1884 Camberwell Grove Marrickville Glen
1895 Wardell Hill Estate Keith Street, M
1902 Hillcrest Estate, Beach Street, War

Wardell Road

No 95 is an early Federation cottage that has leadlight in the front door panels and in the fanlight. It is only just discernible in the shadow. The design is very geometric with rondels and has a Victorian look to it . 

No 95 Wardell Road Front Door Panels and

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