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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: 8 Margaret Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT20 DP975668
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Margaret StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 8 Margaret Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of modest Federation period houses in the area. The house is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area, it is prominent in the streetscape and strongly contributes to its character, and relates to other cottages of similar date and scale in the same street.
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Construction years: 1900-
Physical description: Single storey, two room timber cottage with integrated skillion and corrugated galvanised iron roof of transverse gable form. The house has an Ogee verandah of original corrugated galvanised iron. Chamfered posts suggest lost detail. 2/2 sliding or double hung sash windows are on each side of central front door. Other features include timber floor to verandah, brick chimney with single flue and modern weldmesh fence and gates.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This dwelling first appeared in the 1905 Sands Directory occupied by Mrs M Hilder. It is shown on the 1914 Water Board Detail Survey. It is the earliest cottage to be built on this side of Margaret Street. In 1905, the site was owned by Susan Ritchie, wife of Robert Ritchie, a major manufacturer at Granville. She appears to have arranged for the construction of this cottage. In September 1909, she sold it for £160 to Sarah Roberts, wife of John Roberts, labourer of Granville. They are listed as living in this house in the Sands Directory from 1911 onwards.

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: 2245069

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