Alfred Terrace: 37-47 Kent Street, Millers Point. Sydney, New South Wales

Alfred Terrace (or Alfred’s Terrace) is a row of six double storey (with additional basement level) Georgian style sandstone block terraces forming part of a very intact early Victorian streetscape on Sydney’s Kent Street. Alfred’s Terrace was built between 1868 and 1870 for Sir George Wigram Allen prominent Sydney solicitor and politician.1

Photo by Michael Gardner. All rights reserved. Used with permission

Alfred Terrace: 37-47 Kent Street, Millers Point. Sydney, New South Wales

The otherwise plain details of this terrace reveals some interesting features including the six pane sash windows, subltly bracketed ledges and lintel mouldings over the doorways.  The roof (which is hidden by a strong but plain parapet cornice) was originally of slate and punctuated by party walls which culminate in plain chimneys topped by twin terracotta pots.  Downpipes and the doorways (with their small plain glass fanlights) are the only things which delineate the houses at street level.

The terrace is within the Millers Point conservation area which is on the NSW State Heritage Register.

  1. pg 178 CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES Housing NSW Properties Millers Point VOLUME TWO Final Draft October 2004

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