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: Cottage
Primary address: 24 Iron Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT4 DP979533
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
24 Iron StreetNorth ParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 24 Iron Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of modest early Federation cottages in the area. The house was built c. 1905, apparently as a rental property. It contributes to the streetscape in combination with the adjacent Nos. 26 and 28 Iron Street. Its form is intact despite later confusing works. Together with 28 and 26, forms a small group of similar houses, illustrating the age of the locality.
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Construction years: 1905-
Physical description: Single storey timber frame cottage, now clad with imitation weatherboards. Hipped roof clad with corrugated steel, with original boxed eaves belying the age of the house. Straight-profiled skillion verandah appears to have been reconstructed using iron openwork pillars and trim, possibly recycled from elsewhere. The house form remains intact, and essential characteristics appear to survive.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: Situated in an area subdivided as the "Mount Pleasant" Estate and auctioned in September 1886. This cottage was not shown on the 1895 Detail Survey. This land was purchased as vacant land in August 1901 by Richard Straub, a prosperous watchmaker and jeweller whose shop was in Church Street, Parramatta. He mortgaged this land in February 1905 for £175 to erect this cottage. This cottage was let to tenants, rather then occupied by Straub.

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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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245058

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