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Conjoined Residences

Item details

Name of item: Conjoined Residences
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 34, 36 Kemp Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP598372
LOT2 DP598372
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
34, 36 Kemp StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Two semi-detached houses at 34-36 Kemp Street are of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of aesthetically appealing Federation Arts-and-Crafts -style houses in the area. The buildings are notable in the streetscape and strongly contribute to its character.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Single storey conjoined brick residences with Marseilles terra-cotta tile roof, featuring distinctive and unusual timber fretwork to the verandah and a large dormer gable with vent over the dividing wall. Walls are of tuck pointed blue-black brick. Roof construction is pyramid, with gabled dormer ventilator in the dormer gable in the centre of roof, and with exposed rafters. A central brick chimney serves both houses, with four terracotta pots. Verandah across front has a skillion terracotta-tiled roof with hip corners extending from main roof. Verandah floor to No. 34 is painted concrete, with original ceramic stair risers, while at No. 36 it has ceramic tiles. Verandah is supported on paired timber posts, set on brick piers and balustrade with curved bullnose brick coping, decorated with scrolled timber valance and brackets. Windows have sloping bullnose brick sills. Front door has timber glazed square upper pane with three recessed vertical panels below lock rail. Fence is timber, curved, acorn picket, set on brick plinths, with matching gates. Additions inlcude skillion open verandah along west elevation of No. 36.
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: Built 1931-3 for Elsie May Leadbeater, spinster of Granville, who married William Terry, gentleman of Manly, whilst the dwellings were being built. She took out two mortgages to complete the buildings. Once complete, they were sold by Elsie for œ850 to Lilian Freer, wife of Harry Heaton Freer, estate agent of Granville.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is 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 33221 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993332Meredith 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: 2240332

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