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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 8 Isabella Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT3 DP430258
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Isabella StreetNorth ParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 8 Isabella Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of modest timber cottages of the Federation period in the area. The house was built by a known local builder, Thomas Cranney, along with the adjacent houses at 75, 77 and 79-81 Sorrell Street (immediately adjoining the site) and the near-by 10 and 12 Isabella Street. It continues to make a strong contribution to the streetscape, particularly in combination with these adjacent houses.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1903-
Physical description: Single storey "one-and-a-half fronted" timber cottage with projecting gabled room and corrugated iron roof. Verandah is bullnosed, with hip corner, across the front with return along the western side to the front door, enclosed on sides by lattice screen. Decorative timber elements include stop chamfered verandah posts, brackets, window sill and bargeboard with decorative ladder screen detail and finial. Single 2/2 window on main elevation with plate glass and sashes with horns. The house has a single stepped corbel brick chimney with squat terracotta pot. Fence s modern, suited to childcare use, while originally it was acorn-top timber picket with curved acorn-top timber picket gate. The original Parramatta Heritage study identified this house as Hudson's pre-fabricated cottage (variant of Hudson's Type 22).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: George Hudson & Son Ltd, Australian Bungalows, 1919; Detail Survey, 1895


Historical notes: Not shown on 1895 Detail Survey. This cottage appears to be a very intact sample of a Hudson's pre-fabricated cottage. (A variant of Hudson's Type 22) National Trust (Parramatta Branch): This house is now a kindergarten. Heritage Study says possibly Hudson home but it was Cranney, the builder who erected the house to the east on corner of Sorrell Street for his family c.1920, then 3 homes adjacent in Sorrell Street for his children. On the opposite corner Cranney bought the land c.1873 and shortly after built his first family home moving to the new premises c.1920. | SD 1932: Basil L. Lawson | SD 1930: Edward J. Light | SD 1929: Edward J. Light | SD 1925: George Cranney | SD 1923: George Cranney | SD 1920: William L. Robertson | SD 1918: NO ENTRY | PCC RB 1915: N0. 401, Improv. Cap. Val. 100 pounds, T. Cranney Snr. | PCC RB 1895: N0.285 Gore ward. Thomas Cranney, owner, Wm. Grace occupier wood house.

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 30721 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993307Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240307

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