Wendover | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Wendover
Other name/s: Wendover Original Name Canberra
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 64 Railway Parade, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
64 Railway ParadeGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Wendover, formerly Canberra, at 64 Railway Parade, is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of finest quality Federation period Arts and Crafts style houses (with elements of Bungalow style) in the area. The house, built c. 1914, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock, it is very prominent in the streetscape and strongly contributes to its character.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1914-
Physical description: Single storey Federation bungalow with elaborate roof formed with hip and several flying gables to front and side elevations. A segmented bay or tower protrudes through verandah roof as a gable on splayed corner. Slate roof with terracotta ridge capping on red, tuck pointed, stretcher bond brick walls. Return verandah with terracotta tiles on south side, enclosed with casement windows on brick balustrade. Verandah has floor of tessellated tiles and white marble steps, shaped timber columns set on curved brick balustrade with bullnose brick coping, and simple timber curved arches with three ladder infils. Three tall, spatter dash and brick chimneys, with brick strap work and squat terra-cotta pots survive. Windows have corniced rendered brick sills and decorative scalloped undersills. Exterior doors have transom lights above a large square glazed pane with two timber bolection mould panels below lock rail. Front door has a transom light and sidelights. The dwelling is complemented by the large mature garden with very large frangipanni tree in front of gable. Solid brick fence with brick coping and brick piers connected by galvanised pipe with cyclone wire infil and 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: Bought as vacant land in October 1912 by Henry John Percival, baker of Granville. This dwelling originally named 'Canberra' was built for him in 1913-14. He was in occupation by 1915. It was regarded as being a showpiece of the area and was thus pictured in the 1915 Progressive Granville handbook. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Bought as vacant land in October 1912 by Henry Jon Percival , baker of Granville. This dwelling originally named Canberra was built for him in 1913 -14. |

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 45621 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993456Meredith 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: 2240456

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