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Two Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Two Storey Residence
Other name/s: Doctors Surgeries
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP27310
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
41 Hunter StreetParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 40 Hunter Street is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of residential architecture of the late Victorian period in this area. Built c. 1897, with elements of Federation Queen Anne style with Gothic overtones, this two-storey villa built for Presbyterian Manse is readily identifiable as part of historic building stock and strongly contributes to the streetscape and the character of the Parramatta CBD.
Date significance updated: 01 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1896-1897
Physical description: Two storey Federation Filigree brick house with tuck pointed brick walls, gabled tiled roof with slated pyramidal turret at the splayed corner. Verandahs to both floors follow the splay with timber verandah posts, ground floor valences and upper floor balustrading. Light red brick walls, tuck pointed and decorated with polychromatic brickwork above Gothic entrance porch. Roof is terracotta tiled, with slate on splayed corner gable. Gablet roof with gables to both street elevations with slated pyramidal turret in a splayed corner between. A faceted squat tower beneath Hunter Street gable and a gabled tower above entrance to Marsden Street with Gothic arch opening. Ladder gable screen above bay window only. Two large chimneys and one at back of building have two rows of corbels six bricks apart. There are six squat terracotta pots on central chimney and two on back one. Terracotta tiles extend from main roof over verandah which returns between projecting gables on both floors. Verandah floor is of painted concrete, timber first floor. Timber posts are stop chamfered, with turned timber spindles in arched valance with Gothic tops. First floor has cast iron ladder balustrade with timber hand rail. Windows have moulded sills and red brick flat arches. Two doors to upper verandah and one door to ground floor verandah. Label mould and sandstone stop brackets above polychromatic herringbone brickwork in a Gothic arch entrance. A transom light with timber dentils in lintel. Victorian four panel door with bolection moulded panels. A brass letter slot in lock rail.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started and Year Completed.
Further information: CPS


Historical notes: Built c. 1900, probably as a private house. In use as a medical centre. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Built on site of first Presbyterian manse erected in time of Rev. Patterson's ministry. | SD 1930: Reverend J. Paterson | SD 1924: Reverend J. Paterson | SD 1917: Reverend J. Paterson | PCC RB 1915: N0.181 Improv. Cap. Val. 1100 pounds. Presbyterian Church. | SD 1909: Reverend J. Paterson, the "Manse" | SD 1900: Reverend J. Paterson, the "Manse" | SD 1889: Reverend James D. Murray |

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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2829820 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993298Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240298

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