Slab Barn Study 2010

The Slab Barn Study 2010 has identified that at least 106 slab barns and or slab outbuildings are located throughout the Hawkesbury area. The Study was jointly funded by Hawkesbury City Council and the Heritage Council of NSW.

Many of these potentially early barns are located from Freemans Reach along the Hawkesbury River to Wilberforce and Pitt Town and are worthy of further detailed documentary and physical investigation. It is predicted that some of the barns identified could be worthy of State if not National heritage listing as the earliest rural timber structures remaining in Australia.

Slab Barn Study

NOTE: Appendix A to the Slab Barn Study 2010 comprises a series of Heritage Inventory Sheets.

For more information or to obtain a copy of individual inventory sheets, please contact Council’s Senior Strategic Land Use Planner on (02) 4560 4546 or

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