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All Saints Anglican Church

Item details

Name of item: All Saints Anglican Church
Other name/s: All Saint's Anglican Church
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Church
Primary address: 21 Elizabeth Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT101 DP786056
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
21 Elizabeth StreetParramattaParramatta  Primary Address
Victoria RoadParramattaParramatta  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

All Saints Anglican Church is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of a mid-19th Century church. It was designed by local architect and builder, James Houison and his partner, stonemason Nathaniel Payten, and later modified by Edmund Blacket and, again, Houison. It is a rare example of this age and quality in the local area. The site is also associated with Reverend William Gore (who purchased windows and was instrumental in getting the bells for the church), and with Reverend Samuel Marsden (who earlier donated the land). The church makes a major contribution to the Parramatta townscape. The site possesses potential to further contribute to an understanding of early urban development in Parramatta.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1847-1860
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started and Year Completed.
Further information: CPS, NTL


Historical notes: The site comprises the historic stone church and the associated hall, as well as the modern Rectory and residential block used by the Anglican Church. The church has features of Victorian Gothic architectural style. The site also comprises examples of mature vegetation.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
This item has a significant level of association
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is aesthetically significant.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of research significance
SHR Criteria f)
This item is rare
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 57721 Feb 97 084873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993577Meredith 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: 2240577

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