Nallabrae | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Nallabrae
Other name/s: Nallabrae , Two-storey Residences
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 17-21 Carlton Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17-21 Carlton StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

17-21 Carlton Street is of significance for Parramatta LGA for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of large Federation period residences in Parramatta area. It has additional significance for the local area for its contribution to the streetscape character, enhanced by the similarities in age, design, use and materials with other near-by historic buildings.
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Construction years: 1913-
Physical description: Two storey Federation-period brick Arts and Crafts house converted into flats. Features include tuck pointed brick walls, Marseilles tiled roof, hipped roof with a central gable with timber fretwork, front verandah balcony, rough cast render over facade and brick columns at front. Spatterdash on brick chimney with squat terracotta pots. Marseilles tiled roof extends from main roof over verandah across front only. Verandah has paired timber posts set on brick piers with shingled balustrade and a concrete floor. Windows have contrasted dark bricks on end above windows and doors. Fence is of solid bricks, with bullnose coping and brick posts connected by wrought iron scrolled pattern panels. Gates are Cyclone wire set in tube frame with wrought iron scroll pattern along top. Front door is under a gabled pediment above entrance, with a transom light and sidelights flanking eight panelled timber door.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Land bought 10 July 1912 by Tom Hewson, orchardist of Granville. It was mortgaged twice, in September 1912 and 1913 to build this large dwelling. Hewson called it "Nallabrae" and had moved in by 1915. It was one of the houses used to illustrate Progressive Granville in 1915. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land bought 1912 by Tom Hewson, orchardist of Granville. Mortgaged 1912 and 13 to build this large dwelling which was originally one home, now a number of flats.

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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 9921 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993099Meredith 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: 2240099

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