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Timber Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Timber Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 36 Prince Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT41 DP4858
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
36 Prince StreetNorth ParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 36 Prince Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation cottages in the area. The house, built c. 1912, presents as substantially intact when viewed from the street, and strongly contributes to the streetscape.
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Construction years: 1912-
Physical description: Single storey weatherboard cottage, corrugated steel roof (modern), with bullnose verandah on turned posts with tulip motif slate blusters and spindle valance. Brick steps and base walls. Period multipane coloured glass sashes to front 2/2 doubled hung sashes to side. Brick chimneys with corbelled tops. No fence. Possibly a pre-cut catalogue house, of archetypal form.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: Site transferred to Isabella Gilbert, wife of Francis J Gilbert, orchardist in December 1910. This house was built for their own occupation. They first appear at this address in the 1914 Sands Directory. In September 1922, Roy A Blake, attendant at one of the government institutions in Parramatta, signed a contract to buy the cottage on terms for a total sum of £675. It was transferred to his ownership in 1936. He was first listed as occupier in Sands Directory in 1924. He named the cottage "Emohrou", by which name it is shown on the Water Board Detail Survey of June 1923.

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: 2245091

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