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Group of Cottages

Item details

Name of item: Group of Cottages
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 4,6,12,14,16,18,20 Albion Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT202DP415
LOT232DP415
LOT272DP415
LOT1 DP448228
LOT24 DP792204
LOT1 DP809580
LOT22 DP951380
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
4,6,12,14,16,18,20 Albion StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The group of houses at 4, 6, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 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 in conservation area. A group whose scale, form and materials contributes to the Harris Park Conservation Area. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Brick wall, tuckpointed, with contrast ing red brick stringlines. Projecting bay beneath gable with corrugated iron ogee hipped roof topped with cast iron crown. Bullseye louvred vent over cast iron crown.Corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Gable with projecting gable front and vaulted gable at rear. Turned finial and timber decorative bargeboards. Chimneys: Two tall brick with stepped corbels and squat terracotta pots. Verandah: Ogee corrugated iron roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Sandstone with rounded edges. Verandah Supports: Cast iron decorated openwork post with cast iron frieze. Verandah has brick party wall. Verandah Decoration: Inverted tiny scallop decoration in verandah fascia. Timber lattice screen across front. Verandah Decoration: Inverted tiny scallop decoration in verandah fascia. Timber lattice screen across front. Window Sill: Rendered brick. Window Arch: Red soldier brick arches. Fence: Timber picket fence and gate. Garden: Well kept. Archit Style: Federation Arts and Craft single-storey cottage. Front Door: Red brick soldier arches over segmented arch. Transom light below. Timber 4 panel door. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Flemish bond brick wall, painted to front only, sides unpainted with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with narrow eaves. Verandah: Convex corrugated iron roof with hip corners over verandah across front only. Verandah Floor: Concrete. Verandah Supports: Timber posts stop chamfered. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Painted sills. Window Arch: Soldier brick flat arch. Fence: Brick rendered fence with wrought iron gate. Garden: Neat. Archit Style: Victorian Georgian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Soldier brick arch over transom light. four panelled simple mould door with horizontal mould panel in lock rail. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Gable at side elevations with decorative bargeboards and circular timber louvre ventilator in gable. Verandah: Skillion corrugated iron roof over verandah across front only. Verandah Floor: Timber. Verandah Supports: Timber posts stop chamfered with timber brackets, timber balustrade. Verandah Decoration: Diagonal lattice screen on timber balustrade at each end. Verandah Decoration: Diagonal lattice screen on timber balustrade at each end. Window Sill: Timber decorated and fluted. Fence: Timber post and rail with cyclone wire infil fence and wrought iron gate. Garden: Remnants only. Archit Style: Victorian Georgian single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light above five panelled door with three glazed panels above lock rail and timber bollection mould panels below. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front with finial and gable screen. Verandah: Corrugated iron skillion extends from main roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Tessellated tiles on path only, timber verandah floor. Verandah Supports: Turned timber columns. End screen is enclosed with coloured glazed panes. Verandah Decoration: Timber curved valance over timber balustrade. Verandah Decoration: Timber curved valance over timber balustrade. Window Sill: Timber decorated undersills. Fence: Timber picket Fence: on brick dwarf wall with timber picket gate. Garden: Well kept. Archit Style: Federation Queen Anne single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light above five panelled door with three glazed panels above lock rail and timber bollection mould panels below. AwningThree Federation decorative timber brackets with ladder infil between sash windows with shingled awning. Awning over side window also. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front with finial and gable screen. Chimneys: Brick with stepped corbels. Verandah: Skillion corrugated iron from main roof over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Timber. Verandah Supports: Turned timber columns and brackets. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Decorated timber undersills. Fence: Gothic timber picket fence and gate. Garden: 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: Modern striped aluminium awning. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Hip with projecting gable front. Chimneys: Two tall brick with stepped corbels. Verandah: Extends from main roof as corrugated iron skillion over verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Concrete. Verandah Supports: Turned timber columns. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Decorative timber undersills. Fence: Acorn topped timber picket fence and gate. Garden: 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: Skillion awning over 2 sash windows supported by decorative timber ladder brackets. Fibro strips on awning roof. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Weatherboard walls with corrugated iron roof. Roof Construction: Gablet hip with projecting gable front and simple timber gable screen. Chimneys: Brick with corbels. Verandah: Bullnose corrugated iron roofover verandah across front to projecting gable. Verandah Floor: Timber. Verandah Supports: Timber posts stop chamfered with curved ladder valance and timber picket balustrade. Verandah Decoration: Fence: Flat top timber picket fence on rendered brick wall with rendered brick posts and timber picket gate. Archit Style: Federation single-storey cottage Front Door: Transom light above timber door with raised vertical panel in centre outlined by recessed channels ten cms apart. Awning: Skillion metal awning supported by ladder brackets and turned posts.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Detail Survey, Parramatta, 1895; Subd plans (ML)

History

Historical notes: Built c. 1880. Land subdivided 1880. House shown on 1895 Detail Survey. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: No entry for N0.4. | SD 1930: Mrs Louisa McDonald | SD 1929: Mrs H. Hamilton | SD 1925: Mrs J. F. Smith | SD 1915: Mrs J. F. Smith | PCC RO 1914: N0. 570,Sec2 lot28, Harriet Wallace , spinster Granville | SD 1914: William Brown | SD 1912: William Brown | SD 1911: George W. Langford | SD 1910: George W. Langford | SD 1909: David Carey | NSW P O1904: William Brown | SD 1900: William Brown, carpenter | SD 1889: NO ENTRY | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Mrs C. Costello | SD 1930: Mrs C. Costello | SD 1929: Mrs Lucy Hughes | SD 1925: Uriah Holt | SD 1920: Uriah Holt | SD 1918: Mrs Alice K. Rorke | SD 1915: Mrs Alice K. Rorke | PCC RO 1914: N0.571, Sec2 lot27, Alice Katherine Rorke, widow, Woollahra | [Caveat 477613 by Jas.David Rorke, ass.C.P.S. Albury as regards 1/4 undivided moiety. | SD 1914: Edward M. Allen | SD 1910: Edward M. Allen | SD 1909: John Walton | NSW PO 1904: Robert W. McGowan | SD 1903: Miss M. Naegueli | SD 1900: Miss M. Naegueli | SD 1889: National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Mrs Mary Ann Horn | SD 1924: Mrs Mary Ann Horn | SD 1923: Mrs Ludwig E. A. von Horn | SD 1920: Ludwig E. A. von Horn | PCC RO 1914: N0.574, Sec2 lot24, Mary Ann wife of Ernest Adolphius Ludwig Von Horn | SD 1909: Ludwig E. A. von Horn | NSW P O1904: Ludwig E. A. von Horn | SD 1903: Mrs von Horn | SD 1900: no entry National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Alfred M. Reeve | SD 1924: Alfred M. Reeve | SD 1920: Joseph Harvey | PCC RO 1914: N0.575 Sec2 lot 23, George Daniel Curtis of Parra, {Joseph Heavey purchasing} | SD 1910: Joseph Harvey | SD 1909: no entry | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Michael Heaton | SD 1915: Michael Heaton | PCC RO 1914: N0.576 Sec2 lot23, George Daniel Curtis of Parra, {John Michael Heaton, carter Parra purchasing} | SD 1913: Michael Heaton | SD 1910: no entry | SD 1889: | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Charles L. Hyer | SD 1923: Charles L. Hyer | SD 1920; Miss I. McInnes, music teacher | SD 1915: Miss I. McInnes, music teacher | PCC RO 1914: N0.577 Sec2 lot21, Isabelle Dobbie McInnes, spinster Harris Park. | SD 1914: W. McInnes | SD 1910: W. McInnes | SD 1909: NO ENTRY | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Bedford Smith | SD 1929: Bedford Smith | SD 1925: Ernest A. Davis | SD 1923: Ernest A. Davis | SD 1920: no entry | PCC RB 1914: N0 578,Sec2 lot20, Walter John Airey, auctioneer Parra M319136 of 12/6/17 Fred. Wm Todhunter Parra, solicitor...348920?22/1/17 lodged by ?Bowden solicitor] | SD 1912: R.W. McGowan | SD 1903: Walter Airey

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 282320 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993023Meredith 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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240023


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