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Cottage Group

Item details

Name of item: Cottage Group
Other name/s: Alberdane
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 20, 22 Redbank Road, Northmead, NSW 2152
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTA DP414474
LOT192 DP829012
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
20, 22 Redbank RoadNorthmeadParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house "Alberdane", at 22 Redbank Road, is of significance for the local area for historical reasons and as a representative example of Federation Queen Anne houses in the area. The house makes an important contribution to the streetscape, additionally enhanced by the adjoining No. 22A, illustrating the development history of their locality.
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Construction years: 1920-
Physical description: "Alberdane" is a single storey, double fronted Federation cottage with gambrell roof. The house has a Marseilles terracotta tiled roof on red tuck pointed stretcher bond brick walls with blue-black brick trim. The terracotta roof extends across front verandah, ending at the projecting gable. The entrance porch with pedimented gable features a timber sunray pattern screen with ladder trim. Two brick chimneys with strapwork and squat terracotta pots. Verandah floor with tessellated tiles and white marble steps survives, as do paired timber posts set on brick piers bullnose brick coping and a curved brick balustrade with timber ladder infil. Transom and side lights around the Federation five panelled door with leadlight in two small glazed panes above a large square glazed pane, and two timber bolection mould panels below lock rail. Windows feature sandstone sills and stepped terracotta cornice above windows.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Aerial Mosaic of Sydney, 1930, AO Map 32241


Historical notes: No 20 is visible in an aerial photo of 1930 with accompanying fields in agricultural use. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): |

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
Local Environmental Plan 46521 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993465Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
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: 2240465

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