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Oak Street Cottage Group

Item details

Name of item: Oak Street Cottage Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 4,6,8,10,12 Oak Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT161 DP229139
LOT162 DP229139
LOTA DP412714
LOTB DP412714
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
4,6,8,10,12 Oak StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The group of houses at 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oak Street is of significance for the local area as a representative example of simple timber cottages of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This group as a whole makes an important contribution to the streetscape and the area character.
Date significance updated: 01 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1900-1915
Physical description: Group of four single storey cottages: No.6 is a fibro cottage with hipped roof with corrugated iron and front Verandah. Nos. 8 and 10, each is a single fronted weatherboard cottage with steep gabled roof with corrugated iron and a front verandah, situated on half allotment. No. 12 is a fibro cottage with hipped roof with corrugated iron and a front verandah. Nos. 4, 6 and 12 have brick chimneys with steps. Nos. 6, 8 and 12 have reeded timber architraves. Fences vary. Nos 6 and 12 are Victorian vernacular single-storey cottages, while Nos. 8 and 10 are Federation workers' cottages. Nos. 6 and 8 have transom lights above Federation five panelled doors with two small glazed panes above a large square glazed pane with two timber bolection mould panels below lock rail.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started and Year Completed.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Harris Park


Historical notes: Land auctioned as the Macarthur Estate in February 1906 National Trust (Parramatta Branch): N0. 4: | SD 1932: Ferguson, Alexander | SD 1929: Ferguson, John | SD 1925: Holland, John "Roslyn" | SD 1924: Dennis, G.E.B. "Roslyn" | SD 1923: Timms, Augustus | SD 1920: Ferguson, John | SD 1917: Ferguson, John | PCC RB 1915: | SD 1914: One owner of all Oak Street : Oswald Wyite | | N0. 6: | SD 1932: Howe, Robert G | SD 1929: Howe, Robert G. | SD 1920:: Howe, Robert | SD 1917: Howe, Robert | PCC RB 1915: N0. | PCC RB 1914: N0. | SD 1914: One owner of all Oak Street : Oswald Wyite | | | N0.8; | SD 1932: Coots, Joseph | SD 1929: Coots, Joseph | SD 1925: Catts, Cecil Eric | SD 1923: Catts, Cecil Eric | SD 1920: Noon, Timothy J. | SD 1917: Coots, Joseph | PCC RB 1915: N0. | PCC RB 1914: N0. | SD 1914: One owner of all Oak Street : Oswald Wyite | | | N0.10: | SD 1932: | SD 1930: B owerman, Cass | SD 1929: B owerman, Cass | SD 1925: Shorten, Alan R. "Warrawee" | SD 1924: Beater, Eugene W | SD 1923: Beater, Eugene W. | SD 1920: | PCC RB 1915: N0. | PCC RB 1914: N0. | SD 1914: One owner of all Oak Street : Oswald Wyite | | N0.12: | SD 1932: Campbell, John | SD 1930: Quigley, Harry R. | SD 1930: Quigley, Harry R. | SD 1925: Phelan, William D. | SD 1924: Beater, Eugene W. | SD 1923: | SD 1920: Gillate, Percy | SD 1918: Cole, James | SD 1917: Quigley, Harry R. | PCC RB 1915: N0. | SD 1914: One owner of all Oak Street : Oswald Wyite | | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically 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 2842020 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993420Meredith 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: 2240420

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