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Single Storey Residence

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11 Walter Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP998953
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Walter StreetGranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The cottage at 11 Walter Street is of significance for the local area for historical reasons and as a representative example of early houses in the area. The cottage, built c. 1884, contributes to streetscape and has additional value as part of the group of cottages of similar age, design, use and materials, located at Nos. 4, 10 and 11 Walter Street.
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Construction years: 1884-
Physical description: Single storey rendered brick cottage of picturesque Italianate form and detail. Possibly built by Granville builder H. J. Melville who favoured the distinctive design elements used in this cottage. Asymmetrical form with corrugated galvanised iron hipped roof with gable to street featuring "Gothic" fretwork barges and a parapet, roofed three sided bay with double hung sashes to each face. This cottage has been rendered with rough cast cement. It was originally ashlar-ruled rendered as visible on gable detail. Later changes include low rendered brick fence with cyclone gate, brick piers and fibro cement enclosure to verandah with louvres, and the Edwardian glass in door (a four panelled bolection moulded door) and sidelights.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: The parcel of land on which the cottage is situated was sold to John Henry Cannon, an ironmonger of Marrickville in April 1884 for £125. He mortgaged the land in July 1884 for £350 to erect this cottage. John Henry Cannon, by then a carpenter was listed as living here in Fuller's 1885 Directory. The cottage is of the style in which Granville builder Horace James Melville built many of his speculative cottages. Melville never owned this site so it would appear that he built this dwelling under contract for Cannon.

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 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: 2245128

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