Woodstock | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Woodstock
Other name/s: Broughton Migrant Hostel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Community Facilities
Category: Mansion
Primary address: 22 Church Street, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
22 Church StreetBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address
18-30 Church StreetBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandDuplicate Address

Statement of significance:

Woodstock is of state significance as an example of gentlemens' residences in Burwood and the changing use of the nineteenth century mansions.
Date significance updated: 07 Dec 01
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Builder/Maker: E. T. Penfold
Construction years: 1870-1870
Physical description: This two storey mansion is not heavily decorated, a new tile roof and part of the verandah is closed in. The original wooden staircase is in good condition. The entry drive is marked by remnant planting of Ficus sp. (Figs) to the end of Duff Street.


Historical notes: Woodstock was built in c.1870 by E. T. Penfold in 6 ha of grounds. Penfold, one of Australia's largest tobacco manufacturers, was involved in public affairs and was prominent in the establishment of Burwood School. His son founded the well known Sydney stationers. In 1942 Woodstock was acquired by the Commonwealth for use as Army Divisional Headquarters. From 1950 to 1974 it was used as a Commonwealth Migrant Hostel and since than as a community centre.

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. Gentlemens Villas-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWoodstock001921 Jul 89 844570
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19863.16Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenBurwood Municipal Council1975Town Planners Report
WrittenEric Dunlop1974'Harvest of the Years'- The Story of Burwood
WrittenNational Trust of Australia register Heritage listing form
WrittenThe Register of the National Estate Heritage listing-Computer printout

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250253

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