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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: 83 The Avenue, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP936365
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
83 The AvenueGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 83 The Avenue, Granville is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of quality Federation Bungalow houses in the area. The house, built c. 1912, is readily identifiable as part of the finest historic building stock of the area and strongly contributes to its character.
Date significance updated: 08 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1912-
Physical description: Single storey weatherboard residence with corrugated iron roof. Roof construction is hip, with two projecting gables to street elevation and to the east side. Return verandah to the projecting gable has bullnose corrugated iron roof, hip corner, timber floor and timber lattice balustrade between timber posts. Verandah decoration consists of open scroll timber brackets set on decorative stops. Other features include Tall painted brick chimney with brick strap work and two Chinese lantern pots, original decorative spindle ladder gable screens and tall finials in each gable and fine timber barge boards, and skillion awning over front sash window. Windows have timber corniced sills and open scroll design undersills. Exterior doors have transom lights above five panelled timber door with three upper panes colour glazed. Front door has transom light and sidelights flanking five panelled timber door with three upper panes colour glazed. Fence is tall timber acorn picket, set on brick foundation, with matching gate and lych gate. Additions include skillion brick extension at rear.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: GS


Historical notes: Land purchased 1910 by Elizabeth Olfen, wife of Charles Olfen, wagon builder of Granville. This dwelling was erected shortly afterwards and is depicted on a plan of March 1914. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land purchased in 1910 by Elizabeth Olfen, wife of Charles Olfen, wagon builder. of Granville. Dwelling appears on a plan of March 1914. | | |

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 55621 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993556Meredith 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: 2240556

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