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Item details

Name of item: Cottages
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Albert Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTA DP158106
LOTB DP158106
LOTC DP158106
LOT1 DP783509
LOT1 DP997298
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Albert StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The group of cottages at 1-9 Albert Street, Granville is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of a set of modest Federation-period timber cottages in the area. The houses, built c. 1913, are readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and continue to contribute to its character, additionally as a group. The group also corresponds to Nos. 5-11 Prince Street, which further enhances its significance. The two groups are contributory to townscape and diversity of housing stock and style in the local area.
Date significance updated: 28 Jan 15
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Construction years: 1913-
Physical description: The group consists of five single-fronted weatherboard cottages with rusticated boards to front and featheredge boards to sides. Entry doors are recessed into alcove formed by front room. There is an arched valence at entry with glazed sash entry doors (triple light over two bolection panels). Each verandah has a curvilinear frieze of timber below plate above posts with simple neck moulds. Hipped iron roofs are with separate, lower pitched, attached verandah roofs, above timber verandah posts. There are louvred vents to front ridge end. Nos. 5, 7 and 9 have similar wrought steel fences, possibly indicative of ownership for rental. No 5 has concrete verandah, and recently reconstructed posts and valence. Nos 1 & 3 are obscured by vegetation. No 1 has “decramastic” (metal, imitation of tile) roof. Main front window to each house is triple casement with fanlight assembly, with double hung and casement side windows.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This land was sold as vacant land to Granville baker, Henry J Percival in May 1910 for $225. Percival erected these cottages for rental purposes. These cottages first appear in this location is Sands Directory in 1914.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is historically significance
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 PlanAmendment No 2 20 Apr 01 711979

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245010

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