Woodlands | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Woodlands
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Tintern Avenue, Telopea, NSW 2117
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTD DP26169
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Tintern AvenueTelopeaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Woodlands, at 1 Tintern Avenue is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of Federation houses in the area. The house, built c. 1915, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area and strongly contributes to the character of the streetscape.
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Woodlands is a single storey brick house with features of the Federation Queen Anne style. The house underwent some modifications over the course of its history, with the gable end to east reclad, verandah posts replaced French doors to verandah partly replaced, and the brickwork painted. Other replacement features include modern awning, verandah soffits of fibro cement, and modern stone front fence. there is a mature palm in centre of front garden and others at rear, possibly cypress species.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: This house ws originally sited on a parcel of land comprising three allotments. It was transferred to Elizabeth Cox, widow of Rydalmere in 1907 who transferred it to Susan McGahey, a spinster of Darlinghurst in 1912. McGahey appears to have arranged the construction of this house. It first appears in the Sands Directory of 1915 let to Hastings Black, who occupied it for a number of years.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is historically significant
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is aesthetically 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 PlanAmendment No 2 20 Apr 01 711979

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
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: 2245121

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