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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence. The Karima Group. House Name Was Longford
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11 Fennell Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT3 DP62537
LOT4 DP62537
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Fennell StreetParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 11 Fennell Street is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of a house which demonstrates the stylistic transition from late Victorian to early Federation detail. The house, built c. 1890, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and strongly contributes to the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1890-
Physical description: Single storey house built in Flemish bond, tuck pointed brick, with hipped slate roof with ornamental terracotta ridge capping. Concrete paved verandah with bullnose roof, cast iron posts and valence terminates against projecting steep gabled wing which has inverted scallop timber barge board and turned finial. There is a bulls-eye louvre ventilator in the gable. Verandah is decorated with cast iron spandrels in shield design and fine cast iron frieze. Two chimneys made of rendered brick with corbels with stringline are retained. Window to projecting bay has been replaced, and hood removed. Side windows have sandstone sills and soldier brick arches. Rendered pedimented lintel is over gable window. French door with glazed panels above lock rail and bolection mould panels below has transom light over. Front four panelled timber door and sidelights has two glazed panels above lock rail with bolection timber moulded panels below. Front door has name Longford etched into the transom. Original picket fence is replaced with new iron palisade fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Excellent.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Parramatta; Detail Survey, Parramatta, 1895; CPS


Historical notes: Land subdivided in 1880s. This house appears on the 1895 Detail Survey. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): MW says: Showing transition from late Victorian to early Federation. Recent replacement of bay window and awning, fence. Photo in H. Proudfoot: Skillion awning on brackets and flat top picket timber fence. | SD 1932: John W. Geelan | SD 1923: John W. Geelan | PCC RB 1915: N0.186 J.W.Geelan , Improv. Cap. Val. 405 pounds | PCC RO 1914: N0.186 Sec18 lot 3,4 Forrest ward. John William Geelan attendant for In(sane). Parra | SD 1912: John W. Geelan | SD 1909: John W. Geelan | SD 1903: W.H. Mooney | SD 1900: Thomas Peake?? | PCC RB 1895: N0.380 Forrest ward. Johanna Groves owner brick house | SD 1895: W.J. Munro, commercial traveller | SD 1889: Richard Stapleton , reporter

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 18021 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993180Meredith 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: 2240180

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