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Charles Street Group

Item details

Name of item: Charles Street Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 3, 5, 9 Charles Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT5 DP712427
LOT6 DP976445
LOT7 DP976445
LOT8 DP976445
LOT9 DP976445
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3, 5, 9 Charles StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Charles Street group is of significance for Parramatta LGA for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation period timber 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.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Group of three single storey weatherboard cottages. No. 3 has "sandstone block" weatherboard pattern, a hipped galvanised iron roof, bay window under front verandah, and timber valence. Brick chimney with steps and string line. Verandah is bullnosed with hip corners, with timber top chamfered posts set on plinth and timber floor, across front only. Timber valance of narrow lattice with incised trefoil pattern at regular intervals. Windows have rectangular niches below sills. Fence is acorn topped timber picket fence with matching gate. Front door with keystone in arch above a glazed fanlight with dentils in transom above Victorian four panel door with bolection moulds. No. 5 has a hipped roof with galvanised iron roofing and cast iron valence on verandah, with picket propoerty fence, and is built across two allotments. Brick chimney with step and cowl top. Verandah is bullnosed, with hip corner, across front and returning to west elevation, with timber floor, on timber stop chamfered posts and with timber ladder balustrade. Doors have transom light above French doors with glazed panels above, timber bolection moulded panels below, in faceted bay, with louvre shutters. Also French door in wall beside bay. Front door has a transom light with waratah emblem stained glass above Victorian timber four panel door with round tops in upper panels and bolection moulding. Awning above bay window is flat. No. 9 has a hipped galvanised iron roof. timber brackets on front verandah, and is also built across two allotments. Tall brick chimney with step and two Chinese lantern pots. Verandah is skillion, across front only, with floor of quarry tiles, timber posts with ladder infill in curved timber valance with privacy walls with coloured glazed panes on fibro lined balustrade. Windows have timber, decorated undersill. Fence is of weldmesh panels attached to pipe posts, with wrought iron gate. Front door has a transom light above four panelled door with two glazed panels above lock rail and timber collection mould panels below.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: LTO Old System Title search


Historical notes: Land subdivided mid 1890s as the Dunlewey Estate by Peter Murphy, local Granville furniture merchant. No. 5 built c. 1906 for Frederick Bowden, blacksmith. All shown on Water Board plan of August 1914. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land subdivided mid 1890s as Dunlewey Estate. All shown on Water Board map of 1914. | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): |

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 10021 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993100Meredith 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: 2240100

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