Catherine | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Catherine
Other name/s: Catherine Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Rosebery Road, Guildford, NSW 2161
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT101 DP610924
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Rosebery RoadGuildfordParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The Catherine cottage at 55 Rosebery Road is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of Federation period timber cottages in the local area. The house, built c. 1915, is readily identifiable as part of historic building stock in the area, makes an important contribution to the streetscape and presents as substantially intact when viewed from the street.
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: Single storey weatherboard cottage, with bullnose verandah to front on original posts, without brackets (which may have been lost). It has a new colorbond roof, hipped with rear skillion roofed, modern extension clad in fibro cement weatherboards. Double hung sashed windows are on either side of central front door, with broad architraves to windows in particular. The fence is new but possibly on surviving brick base on edge. Single brick chimney survives.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: In May 1910, this allotment ws purchased by Arthur Harrison, a wood worker of South Granville. This cottage appears to have been built about 1915-16. A cottage was first listed in this position in Sands Directory in 1917 although it was not occupied by Harrison. In March 1918, it was transferred to Harriett Duncan for £450, and she lived at this address for some years until she sold the cottage.

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: 2245096

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