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Federation Single Storey Terraces

Item details

Name of item: Federation Single Storey Terraces
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 163 - 185 Parramatta Road, Camperdown, NSW 2042
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
163 - 185 Parramatta RoadCamperdownMarrickville  Primary Address
Denison StreetCamperdownMarrickville  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

This group is representative of Federation period construction and working class cottages/ terraces at the turn of the century. They are one of the very few groups of residential buildings which have survived the commercial development of Parramatta Rd.
Date significance updated: 15 Nov 00
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Physical description: A group of twelve simplified Federation Queen Anne style terraces with frontage to Parramatta Road (No. 163 on the corner of Denison Street) and backing onto Kilner Lane. The terraces are grouped into pairs. The terrace features face brick walls and gabled corrugated steel roofs with skillion corrugated steel verandah roofs. Three pairs of terraces share gables across party walls, facing Parramatta Road, with roughcast stuccoed imitation half-timbered gable ends. Verandah floors are concrete. Each terrace facade features a 5-panel timber front door with a single timber-framed double hung window with multi-paned top sash featuring coloured glazing. The entire row features a modern powder-coated aluminium spearhead front fence, placed up against the front verandahs of the terrace houses..
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair to good. Generally, all of the terraces joinery and stained glass is intact.
Date condition updated:15 Nov 00
Modifications and dates: It is possible that a pair of terrace cottages, which would have been No. 187 and 189, were demolished. Also the pairs of cottages without gables may originally have had them but they may have been removed. Around half of the cottages possess recently installed street fencing. Otherwise, there are minor modifications to the terrace cottages.
Further information: Draft
Current use: Residential


Historical notes: Built c. 1911, the terrace has lost its front gardens, front fences, and substantial brick dividing fences between each terrace front garden due to the widening of Parramatta Road.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria f)
These terrace cottages are one of the only remaining residential developments existing on Parramatta Road.
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The cottages are relatively intact and retain the majority of their integrity.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

General maintenance


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Within a conservation area on an LEPwithin draft cons. area Marrickville LEP 2001    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19860.43Fox and Associates  No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030264Tropman & Tropman Architects1997-1999 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030264
File number: 0.43

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