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Group of Cottages

Item details

Name of item: Group of Cottages
Other name/s: Group of Cottages In Conservation Area
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 59, 61, 63, 65 Wigram Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTB DP348320
LOT241DP415
LOT271DP415
LOT281DP415
LOT101 DP717736
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
59, 61, 63, 65 Wigram StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Group of houses at 59-65 Wigram Street is of significance for the local area for historical and representativeness reasons. Built c.1925, they are readily identifiable as part of historic building stock and are still contributing to the Harris Park West conservation area.
Date significance updated: 04 Mar 02
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Description

Construction years: 1925-
Physical description: Group of four single storey houses different in style and form. Houses No.59 and 61 are semi-detached late Victorian cottages, Nos. 63 and 65 are Federation houses. Attached houses Nos. 59 and 61 have hipped corrugated iron roof on weatherboard walls and projecting gable to front elevation in each end of building. There is a central brick chimney with octagonal glazed terracotta pots. Verandah has corrugated iron, slightly concave roof between projecting gables across front and new brick piers on brick balustrade. Decorative timber brackets are still present in the corners next to the projecting gables. Window sills are timber and windows in the projecting bays have metal awnings. Front timber door has large glazed panel above lock rail and two timber panels below. Front fence is timber post and rail fence with cyclone wire infill. House at No. 63 has cement tiled roof with exposed rafters on stretcher bond brick walls on rendered foundations. Roof is hip with timber shingles in projecting gable. There are three spatterdash chimneys with brick corbels and Chinese lantern pots. Enclosed verandah has cement tiled roof extending from main roof to projecting gable. Floor is timber with sandstone steps. Verandah supports are timber posts stop chamfered with curved timber brackets. Front window in the projecting bay has timber sill with decorative brackets and skillion awning with shingled roof supported by decorative timber brackets. Front timber door has nine glazed panels above lock rail and two recessed timber panels below, plus glazed sidelights. Front fence is flat timber picket fence and gate. House at No. 65 has decramastic metal tiled roof on aluminium weatherboard clad walls. Roof is gabled with long skillion at rear. Verandah has timber floor and skillion decramastic tiled roof across front only. Verandah is supported by pipe posts either end with shaped wrought iron open posts set on brick balustrade either side of entrance. Front four panelled timber door has two glazed panels above lock rail and two timber recessed panels below. Front fence and gate are made of wrought iron panels set between brick piers on dwarf brick wall.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Detail Survey, Parramatta, 1895; Subd plans (ML) - Parramatta

History

Historical notes: Land auctioned in January 1880. Built 1880s. Shown on 1895 Detail Survey. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): | Land auctioned in January 1880. Shown on 1895 Detail Survey . | | SD 1932: No. 59 James Blanch No.61 Henry J. Birks | SD 1930: No. 59 James Blanch No.61 Henry J. Birks | SD 1929: No. 59 J. Burke, No.61 Henry J. Birks | SD 1924: No. 59 John L. Dark, No.61 Henry J. Birke | SD 1920: No. 59 John L. Dark, No.61 Henry J. Birke | SD 1917: No. 59 Charles Klein? No.61 Henry J. Birke | SD 1915: No. 59 John Maguire No.61 Henry J. Birke | PCC RB 1915: N0. 614 Improv. Cap. Val.: 200 pounds. W.F. Walker | PCC RB 1915: N0. 615 Improv. Cap. Val.: 225 pounds. Elizth Maguire | PCC RO 1914: N0. 614 Sec. 1, lot 27, William Francis Walker , carter of Bowral | PCC RO 1914: N0. 615, Sec. 1, lot 28, Elizabeth wife of John Maguire railway employ. Parra (for life with power of appointment after but subject to power of appointment to John Maguire in fee simple.) | SD 1912: No. 59 John Maguire No.61 Henry J. Birke | SD 1909: No. 59 John Maguire No.61 Henry J. Birke | NSW PO 1904: | | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): | Land auctioned in January 1880. Shown on 1895 Detail Survey . | | SD 1932: James H. Gibb | SD 1918: James H. Gibb | PCC RB 1915: N0. 613 Improv. Cap. Val.: 140 pounds, W. Brown | PCC RO 1914: N0. 613 Sec. 1 lot 225,26. William Brown, builder Parra | | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): | Land auctioned in January 1880. Shown on 1895 Detail Survey . | | SD 1932: R.H. Stehn | SD 1930: Oswald Ferguson | SD 1929: Oswald Ferguson | SD 1924: no N0. 65 | PCC RB 1915: No. 615, Improv. Cap. Val.: 225 pounds, Eliza Maguire Brown | PCC RO 1914: No. 615, Sec. 1, lot 28. Elizabeth wife of John Maguire, railway employee, Parra. (for life with a power of appointment after but subject to power of appointment to John Maguire in fee simple.) | | National Trust (Parramatta Branch): | Land auctioned in January 1880. Shown on 1895 Detail Survey . | | SD 1932: No entry | SD 1930: Mrs Ada Trevillian | SD 1929: Mrs Ada Trevillian | PCC RB 1915: N0. 612 Unimprov. Cap. Val.: 225 pounds Eliza Wainwright | PCC RO 1914: N0. 612, Sec 1, lot 24. Eliza wife of John Wainwright | SD 1912: | | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2861420 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993614Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240614


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