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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 22 Cowells Lane, Ermington, NSW 2115
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP770022
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
22 Cowells LaneErmingtonParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The two related buildings at 22 Cowells Lane are of significance for the local area for historical reasons and as a representative example of early twentieth Century cottages in the area, augmented with an early (c. 1915-1920) and substantial adjoining wing. The historic property contributes to the character of the wider area.
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Construction years: 1910-1920
Physical description: The property comprises a complex of two adjoining, single-storey, weatherboard- and fibro clad, timber-framed residences. The first is an earlier cottage with steep-pitched hipped corrugated galvanised iron roof, with attached skillion verandah, now enclosed. Its Edwardian details include a gable screen, shingled awning over tripled light window with double hung sashes, coloured glass margin panes to casement windows in enclosure of verandah. The front features a later gable-roofed addition, which presents almost a separate house. The older cottage has a remnant brick chimney at the rear. The later cottage has fibro cement side walls and weatherboard front, all under a broad gable roof. It has a modern Colorbond roof and windows that may have been reused from a different property.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started and Year Completed.


Historical notes: The original cottage was possibly built c 1910 for Amy Mansfield. She sold this land in October 1912 to Louisa Hunt, wife of John Hunt, bricklayer of Botany. The Hunts came to live at this address and were listed here in Sands Directory in 1914. They may have built this dwelling.

Assessment of significance

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

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
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: 2245029

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