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Timber Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Timber Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 16 Seville Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTA DP365801
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
16 Seville StreetNorth ParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 16 Seville Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical reasons, and as a representative example of late Victorian workers cottages in the area. The house, built c. 1890, presents as substantially intact when viewed from the street, and strongly contributes to the streetscape.
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Construction years: 1890-
Physical description: Single story weatherboard cottage with hipped roof clad with corrugated iron. Return verandah with hipped corner, timber floor and bullnose iron roof is supported on squared timber posts. Other features include: sash windows; brick chimneys with step; original door; timber balustrade on side verandah only; fence of simple brick plinth only. Probably built as a two roomed cottage with hipped roof and verandahs front and back, to which substantial additions have been made at rear and to verandahs. Windows have timber sills and fluted timber architraves. Front door has a transom light above Federation-style five panelled door with two small glazed panes above a large square glazed pane and with two timber bolection mould panels below lock rail.
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; Detail Survey of Parramatta, 1895; C. T. 3730 f. 249


Historical notes: Subdivided pre 1844. A house of very similar configuration shown in approximately this position on Detail Survey of Parramatta of 1895. In May 1925, the cottage was owned by Alexander Thomson Horne, engineer, of Parramatta and was named "Hillside". National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land subdivided before 1844. In May 1925 the cottage was owned by Alexander Thomson Home, engineer of Parramatta. | | |

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 48621 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993486Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240486

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