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Mount Epping

Item details

Name of item: Mount Epping
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 15 Willoughby Street, Epping, NSW 2121
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTZ DP515226
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15 Willoughby StreetEppingParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house Mount Epping, at 15 Willoughby Road, is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of the Federation period houses in the area. The house is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock in the area and makes a very strong contribution to the streetscape enhanced by its setting in mature vegetation.
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: Mount Epping is a single storey asymmetric brick house with hipped roof reclad with glazed Marseilles tiles. Tuckpointed brickwork on principal fa├žade, with blue bricks to main area, are contrasted with red bricks as quoins, straps and surrounds to windows and doors. Window hoods with shingle cladding survuve. The house also features an original front door (high waisted and glazed upper panel), fibro cement and fretwork gable, and corner return verandah with bracketed timber posts. Chimneys were demolished, the original windows were replaced with multi sash hopper type, the fence is a reconstruction and a new double carport was added to the property.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.


Historical notes: Land auctioned as the Mount Epping Estate in December 1906. This site was transferred to Claude Lyons, an accountant of Sydney in 1911. This house appears to have been built c. 1915. In 1916 George Woodland is lsited here in the Sands Directory as the first occupier. In February 1917, this house was transferred to Arthur Woodlands, a carpenter of Haberfield, who is listed as the occupier thereafter.

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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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2245140

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