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Conjoined Residences

Item details

Name of item: Conjoined Residences
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 22, 24 A'beckett Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTA DP415641
LOTB DP415641
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
22, 24 A'beckett StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The conjoined residences at 22-24 A'Beckett Street are of significance for Parramatta local area for historical reasons and as a representative example of early Federation residence in the area. The houses, built c. 1911, are readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and continue to contribute to its character, additionally as a related place to the near-by residence at No. 20. 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: 1911-
Physical description: Single storey conjoined residences with weatherboard walls and hipped, corrugated iron roof. A central rendered brick chimney with cornice decoration and squat terracotta pots survives. Verandah is timber, with turned timber posts, simple timber brackets and bullnosed corrugated iron roof, across front only. There is a panelled timber privacy wall between two cottages and a lattice and timber end walls. Windows feature scrolled timber undersills and fluted timber architraves. Property fence is of roll top metal mesh with gate of wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame. Front doors are with transom light above, five panelled, with three glazed panels above lock rail and timber bolection mould panels below.
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 No 20 A'Beckett Street. Land was bought in March, 1909, for œ 50 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 œ 400 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 œ 525 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. | | Mrs Eileen Laing owned house from c.1940 to 1982. Her son bought both cottages after her death. The daughter-in-law still owns N0.24 and her son lives in N0.22 | Mrs Laing says little has changed to the interior of the houses. Originally connected to gas. The gaslight still functions in the bedrooms. A two bedroom house with a very large kitchen. Former tenant had 11 children | | SD 1932: Mrs J. C. Fishburn | SD 1929: N0.24: Mrs J.C. Fishburn N0.22: Horace C. Vines | SD 1920: N0. 24: Mrs J.C. Fishburn N0.22: Horace C. Vines | SD 1917: N0. 24: Splatt, Thomas N0.22: Bishop, Henry | SD 1915: N0. 24: Splatt, Thomas N0.22: Bishop, Henry | SD 1892: | |

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 PlanConjoined residencesI8507 Oct 11   
Local Environmental Plan 2021 Feb 97 003873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993003Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240003

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