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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 12 Albert Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP997315
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Albert StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 12 Albert Street is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of Victorian houses in the area. The house, built c. 1881, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and continues to contribute to the character of the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1881-
Physical description: Single storey residence of brick in Garden Bond pattern, now painted, and with hipped corrugated iron roof. The house features some Victorian detailing with some Federation elements. Symmetrical front elevation is marked by French doors flanking the main entrance, with original shutters leading onto the verandah with hipped corners' galvanised iron bullnose roof. Verandah features a concrete floor, shortened timber posts set on brick piers and balustrade, and timber brackets, which all seem to be a modificaiotn fromt he Federation period. Windows have sloping brick sills and concrete rendered lintels. Brick chimneys with stepped corbels survive. French doors retain transom lights above doors with bolection mould panels below and glazed panels above flank front door. The main house door has a transom light above Victorian timber four panel door with round tops in panels above lock rail and bolection mould panels below. Fence was timber post and rail with cyclone wire infil and wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame gate, however, it was replaced with intrusive modern fence.
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: Site bought as vacant land by Edward Nicol Murray, Parramatta, one of the firm of "Murray Brothers". The land included enough to build five homes thereon and cost Murray œ198 in July 1857. He appears to have built this house in which Alfred Luker was living by 1881. In July, 1895, in the middle of a depression, Luker, a shunter, paid œ200 for this land, i.e. only 1/5 the area of Murray's purchase. Luker held the property for many years. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Vacant land bought by Edward Nicol Murray of "Murray Brothers" Parramatta. Alfred Luker was living here by 1881 and bought property in July 1895. Luker held property for many years. | |

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 Plan 01221 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993012Meredith 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: 2240012

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