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: 14 Short Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTB DP346001
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Short StreetParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 14 Short Street is of significance for Parramatta for historical reasons and as a representative example of Victorian houses in the local area. The house makes a strong contribution to the streetscape and the All Saints Special Character Area.
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Construction years: 1882-
Physical description: Encased nineteenth century timber frame cottage. Single storey, clad with fibro and new metal linings, with metal "decramastic" imitation tile roofing. Second storey addition at rear, partly over skillion. Modern false Edwardian/Federation verandah posts, frieze and brick base, verandah, garden and fence wall. Front fascia details visible.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This cottage was extant by 1883 when a cottage owned and occupied by James Horsay was listed in this position in the Rate Assessment Books. It was owned and occupied by James Horsay, a labourer who had owned it from 1882. It is shown on the 1895 Detail Survey.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is historically 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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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245108

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