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Anz Bank and Potential Archaeological Site

Item details

Name of item: Anz Bank and Potential Archaeological Site
Other name/s: Former ANZ Bank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Primary address: 306 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: City of Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
306 Church StreetParramattaCity of Parramatta  Primary Address
Phillip StParramattaCity of Parramatta  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Building at 306 Church Street is of significance for Parramatta area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as representative example of a Victorian Free Classical style building in the area. This building makes a major contribution to the streetscape in Church Street and it is a notable example of the commercial significance of Parramatta in the late nineteenth century. The site possesses potential to contribute to an understanding of early urban develpment in Parramatta.
Date significance updated: 04 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1889-
Physical description: Two storey commercial building of rendered brick walls with ashlar markings, with corrugated iron roof concealed with balustrade parapet. Hexagonal tower with copper sheathed dome is positioned on corner, with a bullseye window in each facet. Segmented pediment across street corner on first floor has date 1889 in entablature below pediment. Rendered brick chimney with cornice decoration rises through dome. Windows have rendered sills and doric pilasters between each set of windows to first floor. There is cantilevered metal awning above footpath on both Church and Phillip street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: CPS


Historical notes: Built 1889, occupied 1909-27 by the Government Savings Bank. Archaeological Site Data Lease: James Horrax, 11 April 1804 (LTO Book 3C No 150), c1804 map: No 10, 1823 Return: Sarah Mucklow, 1823 Lease: None Grant: Francis Oakes. 30 June 1823, (LTO Book 26, No 2). Sec 25 Allt 50 Sites of Buildings: c 1804 map: 2 buildings?, 1823 map: vacant, 1844 map: 2 buildings of masonry, 2 buildings of wood Extant Buildings: None National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Lease 1804: James Horrax | Return 1823: Sarah Mucklow | Grant: Francis Oakes 30.6.1823: 2 buildings of masonry, 2 buildings wood. | Grant of land to South Sea Island missionary Francis Oakes in June 1823. His wife lived to great age of 93? on this site and it was sold shortly after her death in 1883. This building was erected in 1889 originally for dentist, later became Cumberland Building, Land and Investment Co. Occupied by Government Savings Bank in 1909 to 1927. | Mrs. Rebecca Oakes, nee Small, born 1789, died here 1883 | SD 1900: Simpson, L.A., Dentist | SD 1909: Gould, N.G., Surgeon Dentist | SD 1910: No. 248: Govt. Savings Bank of NSW, James E. Guyatt, manager | PCC RO 1914-1916 No.281, commissioners :Govt. Savings Bank of NSW | SD 1920: No. 248: Govt. Savings Bank of NSW, James E. Guyatt, manager | SD 1923: No. 248: Govt. Savings Bank of NSW, Young, E.H.K, manager | SD 1930: Union Bank of Australia, B.G. Long, manager | SD 1932: N0.248: Union Bank of Australia, B.G. Long, manager | | | | |

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
State Environmental Planning PolicyREP No 2811720 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993117Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240117

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