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Item details

Name of item: Holyrood
Other name/s: ILLYRIA
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - Private
Primary address: 98 The Boulevarde, Strathfield, NSW 2135
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
98 The BoulevardeStrathfieldBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
Jersey Road (Corner)StrathfieldBurwood  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Hollyrood is of state significance for its architectural quality and for its historical associations
Date significance updated: 02 Nov 01
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Construction years: 1890-1890
Physical description: Holyrood's baroque façade features an elaboratly decorated balustraded parapet, arched top windows with havily decorated labels and arched entrance. Behind the stone façade is a victorian building with a slate roof. Set in spacious grounds with a mature plantings.
The landscaped area is a good example of fencing, gates, driveway and remnant planting.


Historical notes: The Hoskins brothers were industrialists who are remembered for their development of the steel industry in NSW. Charles Hoskins built Illyria in c1890 and it was renamed Holyrood in 1911 by W. J. Adams.
The eleborate stone façade comes from the original City Bank building in Pitt Street, designed by the Mansfield brothers, that was gutted by a fire in 1890. The stonework was dismantled and transported in sections to the site.
The fountain is a c1910's addition.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. Garden Suburbs-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanSanta Sabina Convent & Grounds001921 Jul 89 844570
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19862.4Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenEric Dunlop1974"Harvest of the Years"- The Story of Burwood
WrittenThe National Estate Register1986Listing- computer printout

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250128

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