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Comfort Lodge

Item details

Name of item: Comfort Lodge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: -33.8236855363 Long: 151.0150431720
Primary address: 62 Prospect Street, Rose Hill, NSW 2142
Parish: St John
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Deerubbin
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTC DP330938
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
62 Prospect StreetRose HillParramattaSt JohnCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Comfort Lodge is a very good example of a mid-Victorian house in the Parramatta district. It is complemented and enhanced by the adjoining Victorian residence 'Camden' which is identical in design. Only six other buildings of similar period and architectural style exist in the Parramatta region. (Branch Managers Report No. 163/83)
Date significance updated: 20 Mar 07
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Construction years: 1880-1880
Physical description: Two storey Victorian Italianate villa of stuccoed brickwork with gabled corrugated iron roof. Three sided bay front on gabled wing with stucco string courses and label moulds and elaborately fretted bargeboards. Two storey verandah to north and east sides has bullnose corrugated iron roof, timber floors and cast iron posts, balustrading and valence. Set well back from the road.
Modifications and dates: 1989 - Heritage Council approval for colour scheme for exterior of the building.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Harris Park; Water Board plans; CPS
Former use: residence, boarding house


Historical notes: Land auctioned as part of the first subdivision of Elizabeth Farm in February 1883. Built 1880s. Shown on Water Board plan of December 1913.

A Permanent Conservation order was placed over Comfort Lodge on 2 December 1983. It was transferred to the State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Comfort Lodge is a very good example of a mid-Victorian house in the Parramatta district.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Comfort Lodge is a very good example of a mid-Victorian house in the Parramatta district.
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.

Recommended management:

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0028302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0028302 Dec 83 1675450
Local Environmental Plan  27 Feb 97 20 
Local Environmental Plan  21 Jul 89 844636

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993450Meredith Walker  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenHeritage Branch Branch Managers Report 163/83

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5051410
File number: S90/04884 & HC 33024

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