Saturday 2 January 2016

Sarah Tiffin's Cottage, 39 John Street, Camden. NSW

Sarah Tiffin's Cottage

Mrs Larkin's Cottage
39 John Street, Camden. NSW

Sarah Tiffin Cottage. 39 John Street, Camden. NSW. c2013 (Google Images)

History and Description

A small Georgian brick cottage constructed for Sarah Tiffin in the early 1840s. It had a corrugated iron hipped roof, brick chimney and a timber posted verandah at the front.
It has a front timber posted verandah with timber board floor, a six panel entrance door with a highlight window and twelve pane double hung timber framed windows. There are flat arches above the windows and doors. The front fence is made of sandstone. The building is three bays wide.

It was also the home of Captain Willie Larkin, a prominent citizen and Mayor of Camden. (State Heritage Inventory)

Its side wall was attached to the stables of Macaria alongside which were demolished early 1973 to make way for the current Camden Council headquarters in John Street Camden.

Condition and Use

The cottage is in good condition and is currently used by as a retail outlet.

Heritage Significance

The cottage retains good integrity and fair intactness. (State Heritage Inventory)
It is probably one of Camden's first buildings and because of its intact architectural quality, this is a house of considerable importance. (Australian Heritage Places Inventory)

Heritage Listing

Camden LEP Item I46
State Heritage Inventory  
Australian Heritage Places Inventory   Record Identifier: 3227

Read more

State Heritage Inventory Click here
Australian Heritage Places Inventory Click here
Camden Heritage List Click here