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Group of Cottages

Item details

Name of item: Group of Cottages
Other name/s: Dr Psarommatis, Group of Cottages
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 3,5,9,11,13,15,17,19,21 Albion Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT45 DP128721
LOT361DP415
LOT371DP415
LOT391DP415
LOT401DP415
LOT411DP415
LOT421DP415
LOT461DP415
LOT1 DP940350
LOT1 DP980531
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3,5,9,11,13,15,17,19,21 Albion StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The group of houses at 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21 Albion Street, Harris Park, is of significance for Parramatta LGA for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative set of Victorian and Federation cottages readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area. The group makes an important contribution to the streetscape and the Harris Park West conservation area in spite of the unsympathetic developments in the vicinity.
Date significance updated: 01 Mar 02
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Description

Construction years: 1900-
Physical description: Group of cottages. A group whose scale, form and materials contributes to the Harris Park Conservation Area. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Brown, tuckpointed, brick wall, with sandstone foundations and corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front with fretted timber bargeboard and tall turned finial. Beneath gable is faceted bay with pyramid roof. Chimneys: Brick chimney with stepped corbels set at intersection of roof. Verandah: Skillion corrugated iron roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Sandstone, painted. Verandah Supports: Paired timber posts set on brick piers and rendered caps, shaped balustrade with bullnose brick coping. Verandah Decoration: Timber brackets and half lattice half timber privacy screen on southern end. Verandah Decoration: Timber brackets and half lattice half timber privacy screen on southern end. Window Sill: Rendered brick with bracket decoration. Window Arch: Soldier brick flat arches. Fence: Timber picket fence and gate. Garden: Neat. Archit Style: Late Victorian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light above Victorian timber four panel door with round tops in upper panels and bolection moulding below lock rail. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Flemish bond, tuckpointed, speckled brick wall with sandstone foundations and corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front and decorated timber bargeboards. Verandah: Ogee corrugated iron roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Concrete and brick path. Verandah Supports: Paired short timber posts set on brick piers and cap, curved balustrade has rendered coping. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Sandstone, sloping sill painted or rendered. Window Arch: Red soldier brick shaped arch. Fence: Pointed timber picket fence and gate. Garden: Neat. Archit Style: Late Victorian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Timber , three recessed vertical panels with glazed panel above lock rail. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip. Chimneys: Brick with corbels. Verandah: Concave corrugated iron roof with hip corners over verandah across front only. Verandah Floor: Tiled. Verandah Supports: Turned timber columns with timber bobbin ladder valance and brackets. Verandah Decoration: Lattice screen across front of verandah, earlier diagonal lattice verandah screen each end. Verandah Decoration: Lattice screen across front of verandah, earlier diagonal lattice verandah screen each end. Window Sill: Timber decorated undersills. Fence: Fence has painted brick foundations and piers with acorn topped timber picket panels between and timber picket gate. Garden: Neat. Additions: Dormer windows to south and rear in roof with large extension at rear of house. Archit Style: Victorian Georgian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Federation five panelled door with coloured glazed central panel. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip. Chimneys: Brick with corbels. Verandah: Skillion corrugated iron roof over verandah across front only. Verandah Floor: Tiled. Verandah Supports: Turned timber columns and brackets. Brackets reverse pattern of N0.11. Verandah Decoration: Lattice screen across front of verandah, earlier diagonal lattice verandah screen each end. Verandah Decoration: Lattice screen across front of verandah, earlier diagonal lattice verandah screen each end. Window Sill: Timber decorated undersills. Fence: Tall acorn topped timber picket fence and timber picket gate. Garden: Neat. Archit Style: Victorian Georgian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Federation five panelled door with three coloured glazed panels above lock rail and two timber bollection mould panels below. Awning: Striped canvas awning on front verandah National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Gablet hip with glazed aluminium skylight in gablet hip. Chimneys: Brick with corbels. Verandah: Bullnose corrugated iron roof over verandah across front only. Verandah Floor: Tesselated tiles. Verandah Supports: Timber posts stop chamfered and shaped timber brackets appear to interlock with house N0. 11 and fit s as would a jig-saw puzzle. Verandah Decoration: Lattice privacy screens each end. Verandah Decoration: Lattice privacy screens each end. Window Sill: Timber fluted. Fence: Tall acorn topped timber picket fence posts with timber picket gate. Garden: Well kept. Archit Style: Victorian Georgian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light above five panelled door with three stained glazed panels above lock rail in leaf design and timber bollection mould panels below. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Steep hip roof with projecting gable front with inverted scallop decorative bargeboard. Verandah: Bullnose corrugated iron roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Concrete. Verandah Supports: Timber posts with timber balustrade. Verandah Decoration: Diamond pattern lattice privacy screen across front entrance. Verandah Decoration: Diamond pattern lattice privacy screen across front entrance. Window Sill: Timber. Fence: House built on fence line with timber picket balustrade, timber handrail and timber picket gate. Garden: None. Archit Style: Late Victorian single-storey cottage built to fence line. Front Door: Victorian four panel door with bolection moulds. Awning: Flat metal skillion roof with timber brackets. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front. Chimneys: Brick with corbels. Verandah: Skillion corrugated iron roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Tiled. Verandah Supports: Turned timber columns with replaced timber ladder valance and decorative brackets. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Decorative timber undersills. Fence: Rolled top metal mesh fence with wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame gate. Garden: Lawn, neat. Archit Style: Federation single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light above five panelled door with three glazed panels above lock rail and timber bollection mould panels below. Awning: Federation timber ladder brackets support flat metal skillion awning. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Gambrel hip with projecting gable front, only part of finial remains. Chimneys: Two tall brick chimneys with stepped corbels and two squat terracotta pots on each chimney. Verandah: Bullnose corrugated iron roof with hip corner over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Concrete. Verandah Supports: Paired timber posts set on brick capped brick piers, balustrade has soldier brick coping. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Timber. Fence: Cyclone wire fence with wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame gate. Garden: Neat. Archit Style: Federation single-storey cottage. Front Door: Glazed transom light over a timber door with trapezoidal glazed panel above the lock rail, below three timber vertical panels with bolection moulding. Awning: Steep skillion flat metal, timber brackets with half ladder infil. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front and simple timber gable screen. Chimneys: Rendered brick with steps. Verandah: Bullnose corrugated iron roof with hipped corner over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Timber. Verandah Supports: Timber posts stop chamfered and timber brackets forming a Tudor arch between each post.. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Decorative timber undersills. Fence: Acorn topped timber picket fence and posts with matching gate which is incorporated into a lych gate. Garden: Well kept. Archit Style: Federation single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light above five panelled door with three glazed panels above lock rail and timber bollection mould panels below. Awning: Flat metal skillion awning with simple timber brackets at front and side of house.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.

History

Historical notes: Built late 1890s. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): This house was built by stonemason William Yates in 1885 | SD 1932: Isaac J. Taylor | SD 1930: Isaac J. Taylor | SD 1923: Isaac J. Taylor | SD 1920: Leslie G. Goddard | SD 1918: Spencer H. Meppon | SD 1917: Mrs Annie Hanson | PCC RB 1914: 544/545 Sec135/36 Ann Simmons, spinster Summer Hill [Caveat now Ann Hanson, life interest in lot 36 Sec1. Should her husband Charles survive her, he is to fare same as her. Free of all rates c278569.] | Charles Hanson died 4.3.1909 aged 76, Annie died 22.12.1916 aged 84. Both are buried in Baptist section Mays Hill cemetery. Sec C. Row 8 N0.5 SB> | SD 1910: Mrs Annie Hanson | SD 1909: Charles Hanson, brick mould maker | NSW PO 1904: Charles Hanson | PCC RB 1895: N0. 541, 542 Chas. Hanson, owner and occupier brick house | SD 1889: Charles Hanson, brick mould maker | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): This house was built by stonemason William Yates in 1885 according to present day owners. | Formerly owned by architect Kim Crestani in c.1986. | SD 1932: William McDonald | SD 1930: James Crittenden | SD 1929: Henry C. Kitchie | SD 1925: Archibald Haden | SD 1923: Edward Simpson | SD 1920: Mrs Mary J. Yates | SD 1915: Mrs Mary J. Yates | PCC RO 1914: N0. 546 Sec1 37, Thomas Yates, stonemason Parra. (Mary Jane Yates Parra) | SD 1912: Thomas Yates | NSW P O1904: Thomas Yates | PCC RB 1895: N0. 543 Thos. B. Yates owner and occupier brick house | SD 1889: Thomas Yates, stonemason | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Mrs Letitia Reeve | SD 1929: Mrs Letitia Reeve | SD 1925: John Reeve | SD 1917: John Reeve | PCC RO 1914: N0.547/548 Sec1 38/39, John Reeve, caretaker Harris Park | SD 1912: John Reeve | SD 1911: George Wagner? | NSW PO 1904:no entry | SD 1889: | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): This house and N0 11 may have been erected by the same builder as brackets appear to be reverse shape to No 11. George Dickens builder of N0.11 | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): This house and N0 11 may have been erected by the same builder as brackets appear to be reverse shape to No 11. George Dickens builder of N0.11 | SD 1932: Charles Bradley | SD 1930: Roy S. Buchanan | SD 1929: Roy S. Buchanan | SD 1925: Charles G. Gregory | SD 1920: Charles G. Gregory | SD 1918: Mrs V.K. McManis | SD 1917: Mrs V.K. McManis | SD 1915: Mrs Edith Allen | PCC RO 1914: N0.550, Sec1 41, Rose Anna Nolan, widow Harris Park | SD 1913: Mrs E. Allen | SD 1912: no entry: | | | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Window and front door arrangement has been changed evidenced by altered weatherboard. Previous owner believes this is earliest house in street. | SD 1932: John Gerry | SD 1930: Harry E. Smith | SD 1929: Michael Maloney | SD 1925: Mrs H.R. Cleasby | PCC RO 1914: N0.551 Sec1 lot42, Agnes Wilkinson Kell, spinster, Cingara | SD 1912: Mrs H.R. Cleasby | SD 1909: Mrs Helen R. Cleasby | NSW P O1904: H.J. Cleasby | SD 1895: H.J. Cleasby | PCC RB 1895: Hny. Cleasby owner occupier wood house. | SD 1889: Mrs M. McInnis National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Thomas Bruton | SD 1920: Thomas Bruton | PCC RB 1914:552 Sec1 43/pt 44, Catherine wife of Thos. Bruton, tile maker Parra. | SD 1911: Thomas Bruton (Thos. Burton) | SD 1910: no entry | NSW PO 1904: | SD 1889: | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: George Purdue | SD 1923: George Purdue | SD 1920: Mrs Elizabeth Stahl | SD 1918: John Stahl | SD 1915: John Stahl | PCC RO 1914: N0.553 Sec1 pt44/pt45, Joseph Walt. Hy Jenkins, glazier, Parra | SD 1913: John Markham | SD 1912: John Markham | SD 1910: no entry National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: No entry for 21. | SD 1930: Stanley Beevor | SD 1929: Stanley Beevor | SD 1925: Reginald A. Purdue | SD 1924: Mrs Mary Cousins | SD 1923: Ernest Burgess | SD 1920: Mrs Mary Cousins | SD 1918: Mrs Mary Cousins | SD 1917: Arthur Wilkinson | SD 1915: Frederick J. Dodman | PCC RO 1914: N0.554 Sec1 46, Margaret Halcrow, spinster, Parra | SD 1911: James Smith | SD 1903: no entry | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is aesthetically significant
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 282220 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993022Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Database number: 2240022


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