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This elegant cottage was constructed circa 1890 by and for Philip Nott as a speculative endeavour. Nott was a prolific South Brisbane builder, developer, entrepreneur and community leader. He was a founding alderman of the South Brisbane Municipal Council where he served for 14 years. Nott became Mayor of South Brisbane in 1899. The rental property was constructed at a time when Highgate Hill had emerged as a favoured place of residence for the affluent members of Brisbane society. They wished to take advantage the cooling breezes and views associated with the area’s ridgelines. This residence is notable for the quality of its external detailing, particularly its cast iron latticework and ornate bargeboards.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as it is a substantially intact nineteenth century house that was constructed to take advantage of Highgate Hill's elevation and popularity with wealthier Brisbane residents.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as it is a substantially intact and well maintained nineteenth century house with a significant proportion of its original ornate detailing still extant.

  • h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history

    as it is a surviving example of the many rental properties built by prominent businessman and local politician Phillip Nott.

Place details
At 25 Sexton Street , HIGHGATE HILL, 4101
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1890
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
People involved: Association - Phillip Nott
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(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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