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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Redlands
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 95 Railway Street, Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT70 DP9326
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
95 Railway StreetWentworthvilleParramatta  Primary Address
Owen StWentworthvilleParramatta  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 95 Railway Street is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation Arts and Crafts houses in the area. The house, built c. 1920, makes an important contribution to the streetscape, being readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area. The property features a combination of the substantial house (for this area) and the mature palms, making it outstanding in the townscape of Wentworthville.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1920-
Physical description: Single storey late Federation brick cottage with return verandah and gabled roof with Marseilles tiles. Prominent corner location enhanced by four mature Canary Island palms. Tuck pointed walls, hipped roof with projecting gables to front and side elevations, with diamond pattern spatter dash in gables. Brick chimney with a Chinese lantern. Return verandah extends from main roof to both projecting street gables. Verandah features paired timber posts set on brick piers, with tuck pointed brick balustrade with rectangular spatter dash niches below the rendered coping, and with tiled ceramic floor. Windows have timber sills with bracket decoration. Exterior door is a timber panelled door with large glazed panel above lock rail and a transom light. A skillion addition across rear.
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) - Wentworthville


Historical notes: Land auctioned as the Owen Park Estate for the Intercolonial Investment Land & Building Co Ltd. in November 1918. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land auctioned as the Owen Park Estate for the Inter colonial Investment Land & Building Co. in November 1918 | |

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 45921 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993459Meredith 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: 2240459

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