2019 Heritage Impact Statement Experiment Farm Reserve, portions of James Ruse Reserve & Hambledon Cottage Reserve, Parramatta This extract from a 1792 plan shows the house of James Ruse as a small red rectangle near the northern border of the Experiment Farm grant. It was located to the north west of where Experiment Farm Cottage is indicated in Brownrigg’s 1844 plan, [Figure 3.12] and is close to Clay Cliff Creek, across which Hambledon Cottage was constructed in 1822. Between the house and the Barracks there is a pond. Near the river, were barracks, sufficient for one company, which were newly completed when Harris took up residence there in May 1791. Gardens were soon established in the vicinity of the barracks. The approximate location of the study area is indicated by the red rectangle. [PRO: CO 700 New South Wales 3, Plan and Survey of Parramatta and the Settlements in its vicinity, from the entrance of Port Jackson to Prospect Hill. Shewing the allotment granted to the First Settler. [Sydney]. MS. About 1000 feet to 1 inch. Part 3 of 4] BiographicalColonialArchaeologicalSydney - WesternHeritage AssessmentHistory Authors: Dr Sue Rosen, Liz Gorman, Bridget San Miguel and Graham Wilson of Extent Heritage Client: Parramatta City Council This Assessment was to assess the impact of the proposed remediation of asbestos contaminated areas in parts of Experiment Farm Reserve, portions of James Ruse Reserve & Hambledon Cottage Reserve, Parramatta .