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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Other name/s: Architex. Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Cowper Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT2 DP228004
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Cowper StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Cottage at 55 Cowper Street is of significance for Parramatta LGA for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation period modest residences in Parramatta area. It has additional significance for the local area for its contribution to the streetscape character, enhanced by the similarities in age, design, use and materials with the adjoining cottage at No. 57 and other adjacent historic buildings.
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Construction years: 1911-1912
Physical description: Brick cottage with narrow frontage. It features Marseilles tile roof on front slope with flat terracotta shingle tiles on the side slope of the roof. Gablet to main ridge end is repeated on front hip face, with terrcotta finials. Turned timber posts to verandah have lost brackets and frieze. Front facade wall is tuckpointed, with stone sill to paired front windows. Other features include contrasting blue brick bands and a simple chimney with corbelled cap. The house is a close match to the adjoining No. 57
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started and Year Completed.


Historical notes: Land purchased in September 1910 by William Kay, auctioneer of Granville for £125/18/-. This cottage was built with its neighbour No 57 in 1911-12. They were occupied by tenants in 1912. Both cottages are shown on the Water Board Details Survey of May 1914. W. F. Kay later became Mayor of Granville, and qualified as a solicitor.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is historically significant
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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Database number: 2245030

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