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Cottage Group

Item details

Name of item: Cottage Group
Other name/s: Group of Cottage
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 22, 24, 28 Alice Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT40 DP10853
LOT41 DP10853
LOT43 DP10853
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
22, 24, 28 Alice StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

House group at 22, 24 & 28 Alice Street is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and for reasons of representativeness. The houses, built c.1920, make a strong contribution to the streetscape due to similarities in age, design, use and materials.
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Construction years: 1920-
Physical description: Three single storey brick Inter War California Bangalows have hipped roofs with front gables and all have similar verandahs with brick balustades. House at No. 22 is made of dark brown, tuck pointed brick and has double gable to front with horizontal louvres in gables and timber strap work below. Roof is clad in cement tiles and there is one brick chimney with spatterdash. Tapered columns set on rendered caps and soldier brick piers, support verandah under projecting gable and verandah with flat roof on the east side. Verandah has brick balustrade, floor is covered in tessellated tiles and teraazzo steps have patterned ceramic risers. Windows have sloping brick sills and painted concrete lintels. Front security door has Edwardian rose pattern stained glass transom light. Brick fence is with brick coping and a row of sawtooth bricks three rows below coping. Gate is curved aluminium spearhead palisade inside metal frame. There is garage added at rear of the property. House at No.24 has tuck pointed, stretcher bond, brick walls with terracotta tiled roof. Roof is double gabled. Large street facing gable has painted shingles and rectangular louvred ventilators above timber strap work. Verandah gable has painted shingles. There is a gable across rear elevation too. One spatterdash chimney with brick corbel has squat terracotta pots. Verandah under front gable is supported by timber posts set on brick piers. Verandah has tessellated tiles on the floor, marble steps and curved brick balustrade with bullnose brick coping. New windows have sloping slate sills and rendered lintels. Front fence is made of wrought iron panels in open scroll design set between brick piers with rendered pyramid caps over bullnose brick dwarf wall. Front timber door are with square glazed panel above lock rail and three bolection mould timber panels. Above is transom light over bottle glass glazed sidelights. Metal carport is added to front. House at No.28 has blue-black, tuck pointed brick walls and terracotta tiled roof with exposed rafters. Projecting gables are to front and side elevation. Front gable has a projecting window under. Return verandah has terracotta tiled roof extending from main hip roof and is supported by grouped timber posts with incised tulip panel between, set on brick posts and caps with bullnose brick coping. Verandah has curved balustrade, tessellated tiles on floor and terrazzo steps with ceramic tiles risers. Windows have sloping brick sills and side windows have rendered lintels. Front door has transom light above door and half glazed sidelight. Exterior timber door has three vertical bolection mould panels below lock rail and a glazed square panel above. Front fence is made of wrought iron ladder panels set between brick piers on brick wall with soldier brick coping and wrought iron ladder gates. Garage is added at rear.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair. Tree roots have severely damaged walls.
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 283320 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993033Meredith 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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240033

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