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Granville Town Hall

Item details

Name of item: Granville Town Hall
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Community Facilities
Category: Hall Town Hall
Primary address: 10 Carlton Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP910484
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Carlton StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Granville Town Hall is of significance for Parramatta LGA for historical and aesthetic reasons. For many years, this building was the administrative centre for the Granville Municipality and the local centre of political power. Building is associated with notable local citizens as the foundation stone was laid by John Nobbs on 5th September 1888. In 1900, the large brick hall running westwards behind the front section was erected.
Date significance updated: 05 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1889-
Physical description: Two storey Victorian Italianate Town Hall is made of brick walls, rendered with ashlar markings. Hip roof is with parapeted front facade and rendered string lines. Roof could be corrugated iron. Above the pedimented entrance porch are Corinthian columns either side of an arched entrance to a balcony on the first floor. There are three rendered brick chimneys with cornice decoration and string lines. Windows have rendered corniced sills and Victorian decorative label moulds across windows. First floor glazed French doors to balcony have an oval glazed bullseye above. Front door has segmented stencilled glazed transom lights that flank double timber doors.
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: After the Granville Borough Council was established in 1885, it met in temporary premises. Soon however, a site in the Lea Estate facing Carlton Street was purchased for a Town Hall. Work commenced in 1888. The foundation stone was laid by John Nobbs on 5 September 1888. The building was opened with considerable ceremony on 16 January 1889. It then consisted of the front portion only containing offices and a Council Chamber 32 ft x 32 ft. For a time the building housed the municipal library. In 1900, the large brick hall running westwards behind the front section was erected. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Foundation stone laid by John Nobbs on 5th September 1888.

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)
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.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementGranville Town Hall CMP, by Graham Edds & Associates for Parramatta City Council. CMP endorsed by Heritage Council 21 November 2000 for a period of five years, expires 21 November 2005. Nov 21 2000

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 09821 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993098Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240098

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