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Name of item: Cottage
Other name/s: Cottages
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 3, 5 Alice Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT  DP805828
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3, 5 Alice StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The pair of cottages at 3 and 5 Alice Street is of significance for the local area for historical reasons and as a representative example of Federation period houses in the local area. The buildings make an important contribution to the streetscape and the character of the conservation area.
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Construction years: 1914-
Physical description: No. 3 Alice Street is a cottage with tuck pointed brick walls, on rendered foundations to front, and with corrugated iron roof. No. 5 is a weatherboard cottage on painted sandstone foundations with corrugated iron roof. Roof construction: No.3 has a hip roof with projecting gable to front elevation with attached flat roof brick building to east side, timber finial and sunrise-pattern gable screen. No. 5 has a gambrel roof with projecting gables to front and side elevations, with timber ladder gable screens and shingles in gables, two tall painted brick chimneys with contrast corbel and Chinese lantern pots. Both houses have verandahs across front to projecting gable, with corrugated iron roofs and timber floors. No. 3: Verandah is extending from main roof; No.5 has a bullnose verandah returning to east side, with timber floor. Verandah supports: No. 3 has paired decorative timber posts. stop chamfered, set on bullnose coping and brick balustrade. No. 5 has decorative timber posts. stop chamfered, with timber brackets and wrought iron balustrade in rising sun design. Fence: No. 5 has wrought iron panels of art deco rising sun motif, set in timber posts on sandstone dwarf wall fence with wrought iron gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.

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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 283020 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993030Meredith 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: 2240030

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