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Timber Cottages

Item details

Name of item: Timber Cottages
Other name/s: Timber Cottages. N0 17: Devanha
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 15, 17 Seville Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP32684
LOT2 DP32684
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15, 17 Seville StreetNorth ParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The pair of houses at 15 and 17 Seville Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of a pair of Federation cottages in the area. The houses, built c. 1916, are readily identifiable as historic building stock, present as substantially intact when viewed from the street, and strongly contribute to the streetscape, additionally as a pair of mirrored cottages.
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Construction years: 1916-
Physical description: Two mirror-image single storey, single fronted, weatherboard cottages with corrugated iron roofs and return front verandahs with bullnose iron. No. 17 is named "Devanha". No. 15 lost original cladding, bargeboard and finial. Chimneys are brick, stepped, with glazed terracotta pot on No. 15 only. Each verandah has timber floor, timber posts with cast iron brackets. Windows have scrolled timber under sills. Other features include: multi-paned glazed panelled double doors on side verandah; timber picket fence in poor condition (No. 17) and replaced (No. 15); Transom lights over five panelled Federation doors. Additions include carport attached to side elevation of No. 17.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: W. M. Brownrigg, Map of Parramatta, 1844


Historical notes: Land subdivided by 1844. Possibly pre-fabricated Hudson's cottages. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land subdivided pre 1844. Possibly Hudson's prefabricated cottages. | | |

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 48521 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993485Meredith 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: 2240485

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