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Eastwood Brickyards

Item details

Name of item: Eastwood Brickyards
Other name/s: Eastwood Brick Yards
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Manufacturing and Processing
Category: Kiln Brick/ brickworks
Primary address: 37 Midson Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT39 DP270441
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
37 Midson RoadEastwoodParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The Eastwood Brickyards are of significance for the local area for historical reasons and as representative of this type of development. The site provides evidence of major local industry and manufacturing.
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Description

Physical description: The Eastwood Brickyards include quarry and the brickyards formerly used to manufacture bricks and other terra cotta elements. The site comprises two tall chimneys which are a landmark in the locality, recent plantings of Australian natives around perimeter of property, and is gradually developed in accordance with the endorsed Master Plan.
Further information: Sands, Sydney Directories, 1910-33; C. T. 2424 f. 32

History

Historical notes: The Great Northern Brick Co Ltd commenced operation here in 1912-3. It acquired the main part of its site by a transfer of August 1912. Supplied bricks to surrounding area. One of the oldest operating brickyards in Sydney metropolitan area. Last brickyard still mining Wianamatta shale clays. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): The Great Northern Brick Co Ltd commenced operation here in 1912-1913. It acquired the main part of its site by a transfer of August 1912. Supplied bricks to surrounding area. One of the oldest operating brick yards in Sydney metropolitan area. | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
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.

Recommended management:

Conservation policy.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  21 Feb 97   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993395Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240395


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