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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 59 Wentworth Avenue, Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
59 Wentworth AvenueWentworthvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The cottage at 59 Wentworth Avenue is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation cottages in the area. The house, built c. 1913, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area, and makes an important contribution to the streetscape.
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Construction years: 1906-
Physical description: Single storey, timber framed weatherboard and corrugated galvanised iron cottage, with steep pitched hipped roof with skillions and attached gable pavilion at rear. Bullnose iron verandah across front with turned posts and brackets. Verandah has turned timber posts on brick base, with rendered brick steps and balustrade to entry. Central front door with double hung sashes either side. Rusticated boards to front and feather edge boards to side. 2/2 sash windows visible on west side. Timber framed cyclone mesh fence to front and mesh gates. The cottage is one of a former row now being replaced by villa/townhouse development; a similar house survives at the adjoining No. 55, albeit unsympathetically altered.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This allotment was sold with a number of other allotments nearby to Mary Jane Egan, wife of Richard Egan labourer of Kogarah in May 1911 for £52. Her husband became a builder at Wentworthville and in February 1912, she mortgaged these allotments for a total of £450 to erect cottages upon them. This cotttage is visible on an aerial photograph on March 1930.

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

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245132

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