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Hughes Road Group

Item details

Name of item: Hughes Road Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 4, 6, 8 Valley Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT5 DP7004
LOT6 DP7004
LOT7 DP7004
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
4, 6, 8 Valley RoadEastwoodParramatta  Primary Address
Valley RoadEastwoodParramatta  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The group of houses at 4, 6 and 8 Hughes Road is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of quality residences of the Federation period in the area. The houses, built c. 1910, make an important contribution to the area character, enhanced by the similarities in age, design, use and materials.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: The group consists of three single storey brick houses in a row, Nos. 4, 6 ("Araluen") and 8 (unpainted). Each house has a hipped roof with projecting gable with stucco in apex and timber strap work. There are two chimneys on each house, of stepped brick, with squat terracotta pots. Roofing of Nos. 4 and 8 is terracotta tiles, while No. 6 has slate roof on painted tuck pointed red brick walls. Verandahs are skillion, extending from main roof, across front to projecting gable (and with hip corners on Nos. 4 and 8). Verandah floors are concrete, verandah supports of pipe posts (No. 4) and timber (Nos. 6 and 8). Verandah Decoration is simple, (No. 4: missing), Nos. 6 and 8 have reconstructed timber lattices. Skillion awnings with shingled roofs on ladder brackets are above windows. No. 4 also has wrought iron ladder balustrade, low brick fence with brick coping and dentils below, and a wrought iron gate. Additions include skillions at rear. Front doors have transom lights above timber doors with three glazed panes above two bolection mould vertical panels.
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) - Eastwood


Historical notes: Land auctioned as the Signal Hill Estate in March 1913. Houses were likely to have been built shortly afterwards. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land auctioned as the Signal Hill Estate in March 1913. | | |

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 29621 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993296Meredith 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: 2240296

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