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Item details

Name of item: Iona
Other name/s: Iona -Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 37 Weston Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
37 Weston StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

House at 37 Weston Street is of significance for the local area for historical and representativeness reasons. Built c.1900, it is readily identifiable as part of historic building stock and continues to contribute to the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 04 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1900-
Physical description: Single storey Federation house of wide weatherboards has asbestos cement diamond shingled pyramid roof and two tall brick chimneys corbelled at top and with two squat terracotta pots. Verandah runs across front, returns to the east side and also returns across rear of the cottage. Main roof is extending over verandah and is supported by square timber columns with decorative timber ladder balustrade. Verandah is decorated with curved valance with ladder infill between two entrance posts. Windows have timber sill with open scroll under, and reeded timber architraves. Exterior French doors have transom light and sidelights with bolection mould panels below and glazed panels above. Front door has coloured glazed transom lights and sidelights with three small glazed panes above a shield shaped coloured glazed panel. Below the lock rail are three vertical timber panels. Front fence is new weldmesh fence.
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) - Harris Park; Water Board plans; CPS


Historical notes: Land subdivided as the Macarthur Estate in February 1906. Not shown on Water Board plan of April 1914. Built c. 1915. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Land subdivided as the Macarthur Estate in February 1906. Not shown on Water Board map of April 1914. | | | |

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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2860420 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993604Meredith 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: 2240604

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