Cottage | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Other name/s: L. Cuthbert & Sons
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 736 Victoria Road, Ermington, NSW 2115
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT12 DP7863
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
736 Victoria RoadErmingtonParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 736 Victoria Road is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of Federation houses in the area. The house, built c. 1914, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and continues to contribute to its character. The associated nursery is of significance as remant of its long term use and for the evidence of the earlier horticultural activity in the locality which characterised the landscape of the Dundas - Ermington- Ryde area when they were the fringe of the Sydney suburbs.
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Construction years: 1914-
Physical description: No. 736 Victoria Road is a single storey, double fronted, late Federation style brick house with hipped roof clad with Marseilles tiles. The house features exposed roof rafters, tuck pointed brick walls with dark brick quoins and rendered foundation. Roof construction is hip with projecting gable front and mitred gable across corner with spatterdash in gables. Verandah with terracotta tiled roof is across front to projecting gable, extending from main roof. Verandah floor has white marble edges with tile risers in curved brick stairs. Verandah supports are paired timber half posts set on spatterdash brick balustrade with bullnose brick coping. Windows have sloping bullnose brick sills. Fence is new, stepped aluminium Fleur de lis palisade on concrete blocks. Front door is timber, with glazed square upper pane above horizontal timber panel over lock rail, and with two recessed vertical panels below. Awnings with decorative timber brackets with skillion terracotta tiled roof above windows. Ffront garden includes a circular path, plantings and urns. The property is related with the Riverview Nursery (at the rear).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Ermington; Betty Cuthbert, Golden Girl, London, 1966, p. 20.


Historical notes: Land facing Victoria and Marsden Roads auctioned as the Willis Estate in October 1913. House is built on lot 12 of this estate. The Cuthbert family moved here in 1943. It was a part-time venture at first. The nursery expanded until the family were able to work on it on a full-time basis. Betty Cuthbert, daughter of the proprietor, worked in the nursery and trained a runner on the grounds and on nearby open space. She was one of the most successful Australian athletes in the 1956 Olympics. Betty Cuthbert Avenue was later named after her. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land facing Victoria and Marsden Roads auctioned as Willis Estate in October 1913. House built on lot 12 of this estate. The Cuthberyt family moved here in 1943. The nursery expanded until the family were able to work on it on a full time basis. Betty Cuthbert, daughter of the proprietor, worked in the nursery and trained as a runner in the grounds. She was one of the most successful Australian athletes in the 1956 Olympics winning several gold medals. | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically 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 58421 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993584Meredith 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: 2240584

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