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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 10 Cross Street, Guildford, NSW 2161
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP381894
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Cross StreetGuildfordParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 10 Cross Street is of significance for Parramatta for historic, aesthetic and associative reasons, and as a representative example of quality Federation period Arts and Crafts style houses in the local area. The house was built for William Carthew, who served as an alderman on Granville Municipal Council from 1914 to 1918. The house is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area, and makes a strong contribution to the streetscape.
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Construction years: 1914-
Physical description: Large single storey Federation house, built in brick with extensive use of polychrome patterning, with gablet roof covered with Marseilles tiles. Key features include extensive decorative timberwork around return verandah, projecting gables to street and side elevation, three tall polychrome brick chimneys with brick arched cowl, polychrome bricks and render. Verandah is under Marseilles tiled roof extending from the main roof between projecting gables, with returns to projecting gables, tessellated tiled floor, slate steps, turned timber columns with timber ladder valance set on timber balustrade, and decorative timber arch and finial beneath verandah gable. Windows have label moulds above segmented soldier brick arches and rendered cornice sills. Front doors have transom lights and sidelights with upper panels glazed. Grounds retain hedge and a line of mature large trees. Fence is a solid brick fence with brick coping and brick posts connected by galvanised pipe.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Guildford; Water Board plan; C. T. 1872 f. 50; Sands, Sydney Directory, 1914, 407; Granville Municipal Jubilee Souvenir, 1935, 15.


Historical notes: Land auctioned as Stimson's Estate in December 1876. Allotment transferred to William Carthew, engineer, Guildford, in April 1908. He took out a mortgage in Jan 1913 to build this house. He is listed as occupant from 1914 onwards. From 1914 to 1918, William Carthew served as an alderman on Granville Municipal Council. House shown on Water Board plan of January 1938. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land transferred to William Cart hew in 1908 who took out a mortgage in 1913 to build the house He served as an alderman on Granville Municipal Council from 1914 to 1918. House on Water Board plan of 1938. | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
This item has a significant level of association
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 14121 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993141Meredith 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: 2240141

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