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Single Storey House

Item details

Name of item: Single Storey House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 24 Wattle Street, Rydalmere, NSW 2116
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT4 DP25680
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
24 Wattle StreetRydalmereParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 24 Wattle Street is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of Interwar timber-and-fibro cottages in the area. The house, built c. 1922, is identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and contributes to the streetscape and its character.
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Construction years: 1922-
Physical description: 24 Wattle Street is a single storey timber and fibro house with projecting gable. Its features include a verandah (which interestingly extends across gable front room as an awning), paired double hung sash windows, and plain square detail. Other features include unpainted galvanised steel of "zincalume" corrugated roof, and brick and render steps to timber verandah. Its features have been described as "a small utilitarian cottage of post-Federation style".
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This land was acquired by Ellen Hennessey, a spinster of Rydalmere, B. J. Hennessey is listed at this address in the 1917 Sands Directory conducting a poultry farm, and was listed here for some years afterwards. In July 1921, she transferred this land to Alfred Tabor, a carpenter of Granville, who is thereafter listed as living at this address. At December 1922, the Valuer-General listed a 5 roomed weatherboard house on this land. It is visible on the March 1930 aerial photo.

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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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245131

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