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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 65 Cowper Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP194680
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
65 Cowper StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Association with notable people - House associated with notable person, John Colquhoun, a local manufacturer of note and Mayor of Granville.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1922-
Physical description: Single storey brick late Federation bungalow with Marseilles tiled roof. Decorative timber fretwork around the verandah posts. Slate window awning over projecting gable and chimney with pots. Leadlight sash windows. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Painted brick walls with Marseille tiled roof and exposed rafters. Roof Construction: Gambrel hip roof with projecting gables to street and east elevation. Timber gable screen with spatter dash in gable. Chimneys: Two stepped brick chimneys with squat terracotta pots. Verandah: Marseille tiled roof extending from main roof over verandah across front and return to east side. Verandah Floor: Tessellated tiles. Verandah Supports: Paired timber posts set on brick balustrade with bullnose rendered coping. Verandah Decoration: Eastern side verandah enclosed by casement windows. Verandah Decoration: Eastern side verandah enclosed by casement windows. Window Sill: Sloping brick sills. Window Arch: Soldier brick arches. Archit Style: Federation Arts and Craft single-storey cottage. Front Door: Transom light and sidelight with leadlight in Tudor rose design enclose modern timber six-panel door. Awning: Ladder brackets support skillion awning.
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 May 1919 for œ 231 by John Colquhoun, of Granville who owned a large Jute and Sack works adjacent to this site running between Cowper Street and Parramatta Road. This house was built for him between 1921 and 1924. He occupied the house for some years and then sold it for œ1,290 in May 1928. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): May 1919 land bought by John Colquhoun who owned Jute and Sack Co. adjacent. The house built for him between 1921 and 1924. He sold it in May 1928 for 1290 pounds.

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
Local Environmental Plan 13821 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993138Meredith 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: 2240138

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