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Congregational Church and Chuch Hall

Item details

Name of item: Congregational Church and Chuch Hall
Other name/s: The Uniting Church
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Church
Primary address: 134A Burwood Road, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
134A Burwood RoadBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Uniting Church and school room are of state significance for their architectural quality, historical associations and as landmarks within the municipality.
Date significance updated: 25 Oct 01
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Designer/Maker: John Rowe
Construction years: 1880-1880
Physical description: The Curch is constructed of stone with steeply pitched slate roof, dressed stone string course, decorative metal vents, pointed arch windows, with pointed labels and decorative stone tracery. The most dominant feature is the entrance towerwith its rounded trefoil windows and tall copper spire.


Historical notes: A small wooden church, on Parramatta road, was the site of the first Congregational Church. The new church in Burwood Road was burnt down by fire in 1879. Due to the work of prominent citizens in the Church, such as E. T. Penfold, a new Church was erected in 1880, designed by John Rowe. The school hall situated to the east was built in 1874.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship Church-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBurwood Town Centre 2010I910 May 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19861.55Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenEric Dunlop1974The Harvest of the Years- The Story of Burwood
WrittenThe National Estate Listing- Computer Printout  
WrittenThe National Trust Listing Form  

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250057

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