Tintern | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Tintern
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 33 Tintern Avenue, Telopea, NSW 2117
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT9 DP28328
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
33 Tintern AvenueTelopeaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Tintern, at 33 Tintern Avenue, is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of Federation houses in the area. The house, built c. 1912, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area and strongly contributes to the character of the streetscape.
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Construction years: 1900-
Physical description: Tintern is a single storey, timber framed weatherboard house with asymmetrical plan and with thrust front room under gable projecting off main hipped roof clad with corrugated galvanised iron. The house features a bullnosed corrugated iron roof verandah, two facebrick chimneys, timber verandah floor on brick base, and rusticated weatherboards to three elevations. Windows are paired double-hung, sashed to gable end and front wall, with coloured glass in margin panes. Rear skillion has an awning with new metal roof. Other features include an original name plate, reconstructed verandah posts and floor, rendered brick steps and five panel front door. Property lot contains also a fibro cement shed/garage to south, brick base to original picket fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: In August 1907, two large allotments at the corner of Felton Street and Tintern Avenue were transferred to John Robert Tunks, a warder of Parramatta. He mortgaged the site in 1907, 1910 and 1911, possibly to plant the land as an orchard and probably to finance the erection of this cottage, the first to be built in Tintern Avenue. He is first listed here in the 1912 Sands Directory. Tunks used the land as an orchard and was listed as a fruit grower for many years in the Sands Directory. His orchard is visible in an aerial photograph of March 1930. The land on which the orchard stood was subdivided in December 1957.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is historically significant
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
This item has a significant level of association
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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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245122

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