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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 75 Sorrell Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP430258
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
75 Sorrell StreetNorth ParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 75 Sorrell Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical reasons and as a representative example of Federation Arts and Crafts cottages in the area. The house, built c. 1900, was modified in the 1920s in an attempt to convert it to a Bungalow, and today makes an important contribution to the streetscape and the Sorrell Street Conservation Area, additionally as part of the set of adjacent houses of similar design, age and style. The house shares some features with the adjoining 8 Isabella Street and Nos. 77 and 79-81 Sorrell Street, it was in the ownership of the same locally prominent builder Thomas Cranney around the same time as those houses (c.1910s-1920s), and may have been modelled in conjunction with those buildings.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1928-
Physical description: Single storey Federation house of red brick in tuck pointed Flemish bond, with hipped corrugated iron roof and bullnose verandah. Verandah with hip corners across front, returning on the south side. The verandah features grouped tapered chamfered posts with curved timber brackets, set on brick piers shaped as omverted V, with rendered coping at front, created in the 1920s. Front elevation has pairs of narrow sash windows and five-panel front door. Brick chimney has corbels and two squat terracotta pots. In the 1990s, verandah floor was concrete with slate edges, the house corner and side elevation had curved brick balustrade with rendered coping and there was a lattice infill on southern verandah end. Windows have sills of painted bullnose brick and segmented brick arches above. Fence is a modern and intrusive fence tailored to suit the current childcare use (previously three-timber ranch style fence with timber posts and with a wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame gate). Front door retains a transom light, but the door is a modern glass door, utilitarian and intrusive (originally five panelled timber door, with two glazed panels, a coloured glazed central panel above lock rail and two bolection mould panels below). There are major additions at the rear, created as part of the application for the current use. The interesting brick verandah with piers closely resembles those on Nos. 77 and 79-81 Sorrell Street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: Built c. 1900 with radical alterations to detail c. 1920s. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Cranney house, builder, one of a number he built on opposite corner and adjacent to this one for his family | SD 1932: George Cranney | SD 1929: George Cranney | PCC RB 1915: N0. 773 Improv. Cp. Value 1100 pounds. H. & G. Cranney | PCC RB 1914: N0. 773 Gore ward Sec. 47, lots 6,7. George Augustus Ferris, dentist Parra | PCC RB 1895: N0. 612 Thos. Mather, wood house, owner occupier | | Significance: | Professional, trade and manufacturing practice - example of a very intact house

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 50821 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993508Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240508

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