Byrock | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Byrock
Other name/s: Byrock, House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 47 Barnetts Road, Winston Hills, NSW 2153
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT7 DP221156
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
47 Barnetts RoadWinston HillsParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house "Byrock"at 25 Barnetts Road is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of Federation residence with notable features of Arts and Crafts architectural style. The house, built c. 1915, is identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area, and makes an important contribution to the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 05 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: Single storey, double fronted, late Federation weatherboard cottage with gable roof clad with corrugated iron. Front porch/verandah with bullnose iron supported on turned timber posts, with timber brackets and floor of quarry tiles. Window hoods. Gable screen with louvred ventilator and timber finials. Brick chimney with steps and two octagonal glazed terracotta pots. Windows have scalloped timber undersills. Front door has transom light above Victorian four-panel door with brass letter slot in lock rail. Additions include a skillion addition at rear. Fence is a Federation-style flat-top timber railing with matching gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Subd plans (ML) - Toongabbie; C. T. 2528 f. 151


Historical notes: Land subdivided and auctioned as the Oakes Estate c. 1891. Built late 1910s, probably for L. T. Swyny, poultry farmer of Toongabbie. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Evidence of history as Oakes Estate c.1891 before suburban small lot subdivision. Built late 1910s probably for L.T.Swyny, poultry farmer of Toongabbie. |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is representative
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 04121 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993041Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240041

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