Cottage | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 66 Cross Street, Guildford, NSW 2161
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT3 DP4907
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
66 Cross StreetGuildfordParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 66 Cross Street is of significance for the local area for historical reasons and as a representative of Interwar-period houses in the local area. The house, built c. 1920, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and makes a contribution to the area character.
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Construction years: 1920-
Physical description: Single storey timber framed bungalow cottage with corrugated iron roof. It has asymmetrical gable to front and roof sweeping down over verandah, with no change in pitch. Upper wall is sheeted with fibro which has been rough cast rendered, above a rusticated weatherboard dado of broad Edwardian-style boards. Leadlight glazed casement sash windows in board multi-sash window assemblies. 1910s style glass with blown medallions. Geometric Japanese-influenced valence detail to verandah with short latticed posts set upon shaped roughcast piers, integral with the rendered brick balustrade to verandah. Fibro gable panel. Originally, house had a front door with a leadlight assembly, and the propoerty fence was timber framed cyclone mesh fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This allotment plus two others adjacent were transferred to John Olive, woollen mill manager and Leslie McDougall, bank manager, both of Liverpool in January 1911. In January 1918, this allotment was sold for £66 to George Brenton, a carpenter from Kempsey who probably erected the cottage. It was named "Oswald" in 1924.

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 f)
This item is rare
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: 2245036

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