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Two Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Two Storey Residence
Other name/s: Tregothan, Name Not On House Now
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 144 Good Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTB DP324294
LOTB DP324294
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
144 Good StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address
Crown St CnrHarris ParkParramatta  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The house Tregothan, at 144 Good Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a rare and representative example of quality Federation Queen Anne villas in the area. The building is very prominent in the streetscape and strongly contributes to the character of the wider area, presenting as intact when viewed from the publicly accessible areas.
Date significance updated: 01 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Large two storey house of tuckpointed red brickwork with hipped and gabled slate roof with terracotta capping, surmounted by two large spatterdash and brick chimneys with brick cornice, corbels and dentils and Chinese lanterns on each chimney. The house is situated on a generous corner block and has a well established garden. Features include gablet roof, hip with projecting gables to both street elevations, two spatterdash gables with porch gable, all with timber strap work. Side elevation has large timber gable with timber louvre ventilators and spatterdash infill over verandah. Two storey skillion verandahs are on north and east sides, with timber floors, paired turned timber posts and stiff brackets carved in arabesques. First floor columns are set on timber shingled balustrade with bobbin ladder decoration below handrail, while the ground floor columns are set on brick piers with bullnose brick balustrade and dentils below. there is painted timber shingled skirt with louvred window infill on brick balustrade. Verandah decoration includes timber valance and brackets in Arabesque design to both floors. Windows have segmented arches and timber decorated sills. Front door is Federation two panelled timber door with brass letter slot in lock rail. Above is a square leadlight panel with four narrow decorated panels, and each panel contains a flower and leaf decoration. Fence is of brick piers with sandstone caps connected by galvanised pipe over brick panels with sandstone brick coping and gate is cyclone wire set in tube frame with wrought iron scroll pattern across top.
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 c.1910. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Home of Dr Sheedy and family for many years. | SD 1932: Ernest Yorke | SD 1930: Ernest Yorke | SD 1924: Hon B.B. O'Conor M.L.C. | SD 1917: Hon B.B. O'Conor M.L.C. "Tregothnan" | SD 1915: B.B. O'Conor M.L.C. | SD 1910: C.E. Byrnes JP, solicitor | SD 1909: C.E. Byrnes JP, solicitor | NSW PO 1904:

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is aesthetically significant
SHR Criteria f)
This item is rare
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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2823120 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993231Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240231

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