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Administrative Block, Blacksmith Shop and Stable Square

Item details

Name of item: Administrative Block, Blacksmith Shop and Stable Square
Other name/s: Stable Square Blacksmith Shop & Admin & College
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - Agricultural
Primary address: 2 College Street, Richmond, NSW 2753
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 College StreetRichmondHawkesbury  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Founded in 1889, with 1360 ha. Of associated farmland, to instruct students in agriculture. The range of main buildings was designed by the Govt. Architect's office under Walter Liberty Vernon, and built after 1895. The red brick buildings fronted by wide green lawns and bordered by large trees form an attractive institution. Even more Edwardian, with its panoply of tall Pacific Island palms, is the impressively large wooden stable quadrangle. Approximately 16metres square, it housed the draught horses used in farming. First built in 1896, two wings were rebuilt in 1906 after a fire. (Helen Proudfoot, Exploring Sydney's West, 1987 (National Trust, 1976) Horticulturist and garden designer William Guilfoyle designed the Hawkesbury Agricultural College grounds, on/after a visit there (c.1890s) - which makes these rare in NSW, as most of his work is in Victoria. (Proudfoot, 1989, amended Read, S., 2006).
Date significance updated: 28 Mar 06
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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012I921 Sep 12   
Potential Heritage Item     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenProudfoot, Helen1987Exploring Sydney's West
WrittenProudfoot, Helen1987The Historic Buildings of Windsor & Richmond

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1741574
File number: 9001

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