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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: 14 Spring Garden Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Spring Garden StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 14 Spring Garden Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of residences from the transition from Victorian to Federation period. The house, built c. 1897, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock, it is very prominent in the streetscape and strongly contributes to its character.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1897-
Physical description: Single storey late Victorian-early Federation villa residence constructed of machine cut bricks laid in the Flemish bond pattern. It has painted brick sides on rendered foundations, iron hipped roof with projecting gable front, bullnose verandah with hip corner across the front to the projecting gable. Decorative features include cast iron trim to verandah, red brick bullnose ventilator in gable, narrow eaves, and fine timber dentils outlining the gable with inverted scalloped timber barge boards . Chimneys are brick, with stepped corbels. Verandah has modern ceramic tiles on path and verandah with white marble edges, Corinthian cast iron columns, cast iron brackets and frieze. Windows have rendered brick corniced sills with bracket decoration below, and skillion narrow corrugated iron awnings supported by ladder brackets and turned posts. Front door has a transom light above Victorian four-glazed-panel door with bolection moulds. Property fence is new.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Land bought by Thomas Sheridan, a trader who operated from the British Solomon Islands, in March 1897 for œ100. He died later that year and his widow mortgaged the land in July 1898, probably to either complete a house under construction or to commence building. Sands 1901 shows she lived in this cottage briefly before moving to Melbourne. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Terry Kass: Land bought in 1897 by Thomas Sheridan , a trader who operated from the Solomon Islands. Sheridan died in 1898 possibly while house was under construction, wife mortgaged the property possibly to complete the building. | She lived in the house briefly before selling it. | |

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 52321 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993523Meredith 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: 2240523

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