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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: 17 Jamieson Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17 Jamieson StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 17 Jamieson Street, Granville is of significance for Parramatta LGA for historical, aesthetic, and reasons of representativeness. The house is an example of Federation residences built by local builders and craftsmen. The house presents as intact when viewed from the street and strongly contributes to the streetscape values of Granville Conservation Area, additionally in unison with other historic buildings near-by.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1905-
Physical description: Single storey Federation brick house with contrasting brick string lines/bands, gablet hipped iron roof projecting flying gable front, with timber finials and elaborate timber detailing on gable end. The house has a bullnose verandah with fretwork, picket fence and sash windows. Walls in gable are faceted. Two tall brick chimneys with steps survive. Verandah stretching across the front and with hip corner has a floor of tessellated tiles with white marble edges. Verandah posts are of turned timber, with turned timber spindle valance and scalloped decorated valance. Windows have sandstone sills, and soldier dark brick curved arches. Front door has transom light and sidelights around a five panelled door with three glazed panels above lock rail and timber bolection mould panels below.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Bought as vacant land in 1905 by George Watts, engine driver of Granville. He immediately mortgaged the land to build this cottage.

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 31721 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993317Meredith 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: 2240317

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