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45 macquarie street parramatta

 

Project name

45 Macquarie Street Parramatta archaeological conservation and interpretation 

Client

Estate Properties, Becton and Crown Group 

Services

Interpretation, Objects Conservation 

Description

The site at 45 Macquarie Street Parramatta is of State significance, and includes a number of significant archaeological remains dating back to the early 1800s. The remains identified on the site include a timber cellar floor and stone walls which are probably associated with the Wheatsheaf Hotel of 1801-1808, and a wheelwright's forge with stone flag floor and remnant slag. Over the time of our involvement with the site, we have worked with three different developers for the site, namely Estate Properties, Becton and Crown Group. We have undertaken numerous works in relation to the site, including conserving the original timber floorboards from the cellar of the Wheatsheaf Hotel and developing an Interpretation Strategy for the site. We have also provided recommendations for the stabilisation and ongoing conservation of the archaeological remains of the site, and provided recommendations for the protection of the remains during construction of the new building. Work on this site is ongoing.

Scope

  • Development of Interpretation Strategy for the site
  • Conservation of timber floorboards
  • Provision of advice for the stabilisation of archaeological remains
  • Provision of advice for the new building design with respect to preserving and protecting the remains
  • Provision of recommendations for the protection of the remains during construction
 

 

45 Macquarie Street Parramatta archaeological remains 1

45 Macquarie Street Parramatta archaeological remains 2

45 Macquarie Street Parramatta archaeological remains 3