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Item details

Name of item: Cottages Group
Other name/s: Group of Cottages
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 82, 84, 86, 88 Harris Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT47 DP178143
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
82, 84, 86, 88 Harris StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Group of houses at 82-88 Harris Street is of significance for the local area for historical and representativeness reasons. Built c.1898, they are readily identifiable as part of historic building stock and strongly contribute to the Harris Park West conservation area due to similarities in age, design and materials.
Date significance updated: 01 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1898-
Physical description: Four single storey Victorian cottages, all with hipped corrugated iron roofs. House No. 82 has rendered brick walls, No. 84 weatherboard walls and Nos. 86 and 88 have brick walls. Houses Nos. 82, 86 and 88 have hipped roofs with projecting gable fronts. No. 84 has gabled roof with lower gable at rear extending north from side wall. Chimneys at Nos. 84 and 88 are made of brick with stepped corbels. All houses have verandahs across front only. At Nos. 82, 86 and 88, verandah stops at projecting gable. Verandah at No. 88 has bullnose corrugated iron roof, while Nos. 82 and 86 have skillion verandah roofs. At No. 84, main corrugated iron roof is extending over verandah. Verandah supports at No. 82 are new timber posts set on painted brick piers and balustrade. At No. 84, verandah roof is supported by timber posts stop chamfered. Simple timber brackets are removed along with lining board three-quarter screen at each end. At No. 86, verandah roof is supported by full brick piers and balustrade with soldier brick coping. At No. 88, verandah has turned timber half-columns and brackets set on brick balustrade. This verandah is decorated with timber bobbin spindles in ladder valance and has slate step and tessellated floor tiles. Other houses have either tiled or concrete floors. All houses have brick window sills except for No. 84. This house have flush timber front door with transom light above. No. 88 has transom light over a Federation five panelled door with timber panels below lock rail and coloured glazed centre panel with two glazed panels above. Nos. 82 and 86 have modern front doors. Front fence for Nos. 82 and 88 is wire mesh, for No. 84 is round top metal fence, while for No. 86 is low brick fence with soldier brick coping and saw tooth brick decoration below and wrought iron gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: Built c. 1880. Land subdivided and auctioned 1880. These houses are shown on the 1895 Detail Survey. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: John C. Herbert | SD 1930: Michael F. Murray | SD 1929: Michael F. Murray | SD 1925: John C. Herbert | SD 1920: John C. Herbert | SD 1915: Leonard F. Walker | PCC RB 1915: N0. 510, Improv. Cap. Val. 330 pounds, A. E. Gilbert | PCC RO 1914: N0. 510, Sec 2 lot 43, Anderson ward. Alb. Ern. Gilbert, draper Croydon | SD 1912: Mrs Helena Forde | SD 1910: Mrs Helena Forde | SD 1909: Mrs Helena Forde | NSW PO 1904: John Russell?? | RB 1895: No.518, Owner, Geo. Coates Snr. , Occupier, J. Stubley brick house | SD 1889: Jas. Sorlie?? National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Clarence Jacobs | SD 1929: Clarence Jacobs | SD 1925: Norman Roberts | SD 1920: John Sargent | SD 1915: Mrs Susan McNicholl | PCC RB 1915: N0. 509, Improv. Cap. Val. 150 pounds, Bridget Russell . | PCC RO 1914: N0. 509, Sec 2 lot 45, Anderson ward. Bridget Russell , widow Parra | SD 1912: Mrs Susan McNicholl | SD 1910: Mrs Susan McNicholl | SD 1909: Mrs M.A. Hill. | NSW PO 1904: John Banks National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Mrs Alice Hanly | SD 1915: Mrs Alice Hanly | PCC RB 1915: N0. 508, Improv. Cap. Val. 175 pounds, Alice M. Hanly, Marg M. Ryan, | PCC RO 1914: N0. 508, Sec 2 lot 46, Anderson ward. Alice Mary wife of Jno. Josp Hanly, draper Parra AND Margaret Mary Ryan, spinster Parra, (as tenants in common) | SD 1912: Mrs J.J. Hanly | SD 1909: Mrs J.J. Hanly | NSW PO 1904: John T. Hanly | RB 1895: No.516, Robert Mayfield, wood house | Bor. PAR. 1893: Owner/ Occupier Rbt Mayfield, house Harris St 18.18.0 [1 vote] | SD 1889: Robert Mayfield National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: A.T. Leaver | SD 1930: Thomas Shea | SD 1925: Thomas Shea | SD 1920: Thomas Stone | SD 1915: George Horsey | PCC RB 1915: N0. 507, Improv. Cap. Val. 500 pounds, G. Horsey | PCC RO 1914: N0. 507, Sec 2 lot 47, Anderson ward. Geo. Francis Horsey, butcher Harris Prk | SD 1909: George Horsey | NSW PO 1904: George Horsey | RB 1895: No.514, John Ryan, Owner. Alf. Haylor, Occupier. Brick house | Bor. PAR. Mrs Sarah Griifiths

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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 28273, 273A, 8220 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993273Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240273

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