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Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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19 Irvine St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1910, Constructed from 1905

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 24 Jul 2018

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 19 Jul 1999 Category 1

Category 1

Buildings, which due to their character create the atmosphere of Peppermint Grove, therefore should be retained, but may be altered and extended in a manner which is both discrete and sympathetic to the original fabric and character so that a significant proportion of the original building is retained and from the street the additions are seen to be a continuation of the same fabric and character.

Statement of Significance

This austere and finely proportioned limestone and iron
cottage, in the Federation Bungalow style, which has cultural
significance because:
it has historical associations with John Manners Hill,
prominent builder, the Cowden family, well know
members of the community and N Cumpston former
Chairman and Councillor of Peppermint Grove Shire;
it is fine example of its style and period, which
retains a high degree of integrity;
its occupants reflect the change in status of this part
of the suburb from its earliest phase;
the place is part of a cultural group and a townscape


The place was built for Earnest Ryton, a working man and
early settler, by prominent local builder John Manners Hill, in
the early years of the twentieth century. It was later
associated with the Cowden family and the Cumpston family.
N Cumpston is a former Chairman and Councillor of the
Peppermint Grove Shire. Considerable historical

The place could be considered a Federation period equivalent
of the Georgian cottage, with its stripped to basics form, is
reliant on synunetry and fine proportions.

The place is a fme example of the Federation Bungalow
cottage style, in an austere and refined form. It retains a high
level of integrity.

The transition in the place's occupants from working man to
Chairman of Peppermint Grove Shire illustrates the changing
status of this part of the suburb.

The place is part of a cultural group.
The place is part of the townscape area at the western end of
Irvine Street.

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
61 Municipal Inventory

Other Keywords

Federation Bungalow cottages of this quality and modesty are
rare in the suburb.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Other Metal
Wall STONE Limestone

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

18 Feb 2021


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