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Item details

Name of item: Latalda
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 20 A'beckett Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP128368
LOT2 DP128368
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
20 A'beckett StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Latalda, at 20 A'Beckett Street is of significance for Parramatta local area for historical reasons and as a representative example of early Federation residence in the area. The house, built c. 1910, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and continues to contribute to its character, additionally as a related place to the near-by conjoined residences at Nos. 22-24. All the three residences form a house group which makes a notable contribution to townscape due to similarities in age, design, use and materials.
Date significance updated: 02 Mar 15
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Single storey Federation style weatherboard residence with gablet hip roof clad in iron. Important features include: original timber bullnose verandah with stop chamfered posts and hip corner (across front only), shaped (scrolled) valence boards and lattice work. An ornate brick chimney with stepped corbels with contrasting colours and bands and with two squat terracotta pots survives. Windows feature timber sills. The French doors are with transom, and with glazed panels above and timber bolection moulded panels below. Property fence is of roll-top metal mesh with gate of wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: The history of this item should be read in conjunction with Nos. 22-24 A'Beckett Street. Land was bought in March, 1909, for œ50 by John Jones, Granville, freeholder. He mortgaged the land twice in 1910 to build what apparently became No. 20 and it was tenanted by 1911. He sold it in November 1911, for œ400 to James Tregoning, tanner of Granville whose tannery was nearby. Tregoning seems to have built Nos. 22-24 and let them to tenants. All these houses were then sold in May 1913 to Thomas Morrissey of South Grafton for œ500. Morrissey split Nos. 22-24 off and sold them for œ525 in November 1916. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): The land was bought in March 1909 for 50 pounds by John Jones of Granville, who then built this house, he sold it in 1911 for 400 pounds to James Tregoning, a tanner whose tannery was nearby. This cottage was sold to Thomas Morissey of Grafton in 1913 for 500 pounds. | | SD 1924: Gill, William | SD 1920: Hogan, Michael | SD 1915: Hogan, Michael

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is representative
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLataldaI8407 Oct 11   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993002Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240002

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