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: 13 Station Road, Toongabbie, NSW 2146
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT10 DP872902
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
13 Station RoadToongabbieParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 13 Station Road is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, as a representative example of Federation houses in the area, and as a rare surviving example of the original buildings in the Toongabbie area. The house, built c. 1919, makes an important contribution to the streetscape, being readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock.
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Construction years: 1919-
Physical description: Single storey weatherboard cottage with corrugated iron gable roof and with rear skillion additions. The house was originally a vernacular two-room cottage, which underwent a series of additions. Rusticated weatherboards to front and sides including gable end of same quality (no difference). Verandah retains its bullnose roof, but posts and floor are new, losing original detail. Alterations include a new four panel bolection moulded door, and most windows (with one double hung sash window surviving). House sits on low brick piers. Large camphor laurel on eastern side. Modern "Colorbond" metal privacy fence to rear yard which includes steel carport.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: A parcel of land comprising four allotments was transferred to Joseph Stopp, labourrer of Erskineville in 1916. In August 1919, he mortgaged the land, possibly to erect to cottage. This cottage is visible on an aerial photo of March 1930. It remained in his hands until 1958.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is historically significant
SHR Criteria f)
This item is rare
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: 2245119

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