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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: 28 The Avenue, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP779440
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
28 The AvenueGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 28 The Avenue is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of quality Federation period houses in the area. The house, built c. 1909-1910, 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: 1909-1910
Physical description: Single storey Federation residence built of brick, in an atypical symmetrical form, with iron hipped roof and bell-shaped verandah. Painted brick walls along side elevation, originally tuck pointed (as shown above verandah). The roof construction is "broken back hip". Two tall rendered, ashlared brick chimneys with cornice decoration survive. The verandah has Ogee corrugated iron roof with centrally placed gabled pediment over entrance. Verandah is supported on Corinthian cast iron columns, cut off to sit on rendered piers and balustrade, and has decorative gable infill over entrance with cast iron frieze under eaves only. Exterior doors have transom light over French doors, now modernised, flanking the front entrance door. Front door has transom light above Victorian-style four panel door with upper panels glazed. Fence is timber, narrow post and rail.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair but unsympathetically altered.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started and Year Completed.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Built 1909-10. This land was bought in September 1885 by James Bellenger, farmer of Fairfield for œ260. Bellenger did not erect anything on this site until the improvement of economic conditions in the 1900's, made it an attractive investment. Built in an unusual and 'respectable' manner, this dwelling was quickly let to Reverend Arthur Waldock, Baptist Minister. When Bellenger made his will in May 1910, he mentioned this house specifically and bequeathed it to his daughter Betsy. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Tremwith, Mrs M. L. | SD 1920: Tremwith, Mrs M. L | SD 1917: No entry | SD 1915: (SEE Railway Street) Cumming, James carrier | SD 1910: (SEE Railway Street) Cumming, James carrier | SD 1909: (SEE Railway Street) Cumming, James | | | This land was bought in September 1885 by James Bellenger, farmer of Fairfield for 260 pounds. Built in an unusual and "respectable" style in 1909, he rented the property to rev. Arthur Waldock, Baptist minister. When Bellenger died in 1910, he left the property to his daughter Betsy. | | | | | | | | | |

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 54821 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993548Meredith 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: 2240548

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