St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church | NSW Environment & Heritage

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St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church

Item details

Name of item: St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church
Other name/s: Methodist Church
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Church
Primary address: 26 Railway Parade, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
26 Railway ParadeBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church is of local significance as an attractive church of Gothic style that also illustrates the influx of migrants into the Burwood Municipality.
Date significance updated: 06 Dec 01
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Designer/Maker: William Boles
Construction years: 1879-1879
Physical description: The Church is constructed of stone with symmetrical fa├žade. A projecting gabled porch entry flanked by small bays with slate covered roofs. Pointed arched windows feature stone tracery. It has an original iron and stone fence.


Historical notes: In 1879, this Gothic styled church was opened. It was designed by William Boles, a young architect who unfortunatelly died shortly after completing the design.
Services prior to 1879 were held in private homes. The Church was enlarged in 1893. It had a large congregation and Sunday school.
When the Methodist-Congregational parish was established in 1970, the Church was sold to the Greek Orthodox Church.

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 Railway Suburbs-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBurwood Town Centre 2010I2410 May 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19863.2Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenEric Dunlop1974'Harvest of the Years'- The Story of Burwood
WrittenThe National Trust Heritage Listing Form

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250239

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