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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Other name/s: Formerly Magnolia
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 70 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
70 Railway ParadeGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 70 Railway Parade, previously known as Magnolia, is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of fine quality Federation period Arts and Crafts style houses (with Bungalow elements) 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 residence with Marseilles tiled roof decorated with terra-cotta ridge capping. The facade is of red, tuck pointed, stretcher bond brick with dark brick string lines and quoins. Roof construction is hip with gablets and a projecting gable to front with spatter dash infil. Verandah is in terracotta tiles extending from main roof, across front, to projecting gable. Verandah floor is of tessellated tiles and white marble steps, supports are paired timber posts on curved brick balustrade. Chimneys are brick with strap work. Casement windows have coloured panes, skillion awnings with timber ladder brackets. Front door has transom light above seven-horizontal-panelled timber door. Addition of large skillion attached to east side of cottage enclosed with casement windows.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Land bought in March 1913, by Catherine and Florence Alice Sullivan, spinsters of Granville. This house was built 1913-14 as 'Magnolia'. It was occupied by 1915. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): 2002: Vacant and land greatly overgrown. Land bought in March 1913 by Catherine and Florence Alice Sullivan, spinsters . This house was built 1913-14 named Magnolia. | |

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 45721 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993457Meredith 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: 2240457

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