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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Other name/s: Single-storey Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 23 Prospect Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT9 DP6518
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
23 Prospect StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 23 Prospect Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation Arts and Crafts style houses in the local area. The house presents as having a high degree of integrity when viewed externally and makes a strong contribution to the streetscape and the wider area character, additionally in unison with adjacent historic houses.
Date significance updated: 01 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: Large single storey Federation house of dark brick with steep roof. Main roof extends over front skillion verandah which is supported by wrought iron columns. Gambrel roof has projecting gables to front and side elevation, decorated with painted shingles in gable apex and terracotta ridge capping on slate roofing. Walls are tuck pointed, in stretcher bond brick with dark brick quoins and string line. Two stumpy brick chimneys survive. Verandah is across front and returning to one side, with concrete floor and with ceramic tiled step risers, and with stumpy wrought iron posts set on brick piers. Windows have segmented soldier brick arches. Front door has transom lights and sidelight flanking timber, five panelled door with large middle panel.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Parramatta; Water Board plans


Historical notes: Auctioned as Elizabeth Farm- Second Subdivision in the 1880s, later re-subdivided. These houses are not shown on the Water Board plan of 1914. Built c. 1915. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Auctioned as Elizabeth Farm - Second subdivision in the 1880s, later re-subdivided | | |

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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2844720 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993447Meredith 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: 2240447

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