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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: 24 Margaret Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP724062
LOTB DP966304
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
24 Margaret StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 24 Margaret Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of quality Federation period houses in the area. The house is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area, it is prominent in the streetscape and strongly contributes to its character, and relates to other houses of similar date in the same street.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1914-
Physical description: Single storey red brick Federation residence with slate roof with terra-cotta ridging. Facade was built in tuck pointed stretcher bond, with bands of contrasting colour bricks and dark brick quoins. Elaborately carved timber barge board on projecting gable with finial, timber valence board, original door with sidelights and casement windows of coloured glass strongly contribute to its character. Roof is hip with projecting gable front with decorative finial and fretted timber barge boards. Chimneys are brick, with corbels. Verandah is skillion, extending from main roof, across front to projecting gable - roof extends across gable as awning. Verandah floor is of tessellated tiles with marble edges and steps, supported on turned timber columns, decorated with alternate timber ladder panels and incised geometric panels in frieze. Windows have marble wide flat sills (on front windows only), i.e. skillion metal awnings supported by turned brackets (along side elevation only). Exterior doors are replacement (aluminium) French doors under verandah. Fence of wrought iron panels set in timber posts with wrought iron gate.
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 1914. Land was bought January 1914 by Hilda May Frost, wife of Stephen Frost, warehouseman of Granville. The house is shown as being under construction on a plan of May 1914. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land bought in January 1914 by Hilda May Frost , wife of Stephen Frost , warehouse man of Granville. House shown as under construction in May 1914. | |

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 36221 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993362Meredith 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: 2240362

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