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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: 66 The Avenue, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT6 DP128858
LOT7 DP938
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
66 The AvenueGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 66 The Avenue, Granville is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of quality Federation Arts and Crafts bungalows in the area. The house, built c. 1915, is readily identifiable as part of the finest historic building stock of the area and strongly contributes to its character. The house is additionally significant as the house of Gideon Patten, a known local grocer of the Federation period Granville.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: Single storey Federation bungalow of red tuck pointed brick with Marseilles tiled roof decorated with ridge capping and exposed rafters. The house has an elaborate plan, unusual for this area. Roof construction is hipped, bisected by gabled pedimented entrance. A splayed pedimented gable projects to front on opposite corners with a bay window in each. Painted shingles with curved timber are forming arch in each pedimented gable. Two tall spatterdash brick chimneys with brick steps and strap work, and Chinese lanterns. Verandah across front to projecting gables at each end.has terracotta tiled roof, extending from main roof. Verandah supports: Tudor timber arch at entrance supported by timber posts set on brick piers and balustrade with bullnose coping. Verandah decoration includes timber ladder and posts with curved arches between each post. Verandah has granite steps and concrete floor. Brick bullnose arch leads to front entrance with leadlight transom light and sidelights. Timber door is high waisted with decorative trapezoidal glazed pane, three small panels across lock rail and three long panels with bolection moulding below. Cantilevered casement windows with corniced architraves along side elevation have sloping bullnose brick sills. Fence is of scrolled wrought iron panels set into tall brick piers on low brick wall. Piers have rendered curved tops. Driveway gates are of decorative curved wrought iron. Landscaped garden comprises brick zig-zag pattern driveway and mature gum trees.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Excellent.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Land bought October 1902 by Ellen Patten, wife of Gideon Patten, grocer, Granville. Building was started in 1915 when the land was mortgaged to erect this house. Patten conducted a large grocery store in Granville. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land bought October 1902 by Ellen Patten, wife of Gideon Patten, grocer in Granville. Building | started by 1915 when land mortgaged. | | SD 1932: Patten, Gideon | SD 1929: Patten, Gideon | SD 1924: Patten, Gideon | SD 1920: Patten, Gideon | SD 1917: Patten, Gideon | SD 1915: (SEE Railway Street) Patten, Gideon | SD 1910: (SEE Railway Street) Patten, Gideon | SD 1909: (SEE Railway Street) Patten, Gideon | | | |

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 55421 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993554Meredith 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: 2240554

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