Sydney Hotel Hill End

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Hill End, Australia


In 2017, works and repairs were proposed for the Sydney Hotel property at Hill End, Sydney. The Hill End Historic Site is listed on the State Heritage Register and the Sydney Hotel, identified as Lyle’s Cottage, is included in this State Heritage listing. All works in relation to the property required approval from the NSW Heritage Council prior to their commencement.

Cosmos Archaeology prepared an archaeological assessment and impact assessment for the works, which included construction of an outbuilding; clearing underfloor deposits and replacement of flooring within the two main buildings and removing and replacing the concrete verandah.

This Archaeological Assessment incorporated an Archaeological Research Design addressing the proposed works for Section 60 approval from the NSW Heritage Council. Recommendations included the monitoring of ground clearance and excavation and the recording of any archaeological features or relics.