Thompson Square historic buildings for sale

Richmond solicitor Rod Storie is selling three historic buildings at Thompson Square in Windsor.

Mr Storie’s legal office used to occupy the corner one-storey building for 10 years until he moved to Richmond’s old National Australia Bank building in 2010.

The single-storey building currently housing Shipley Crozier accountants at 62 George Street on Thompson Square was originally part of a set of three terraces built in the early 1830s, according to the community group campaigning against the current plan for Windsor bridge, CAWB.

The CAWB website says the building is a rare example of an early Georgian terrace. “Built by Uriah Moses, it contained a general store and a bakery at the rear of the cottage,” it says.

It says the big two-storey building butted up against it was there by the 1880s, replacing the two single-storey terraces that were on the site.

“In the newly configured building, William Moses expanded the bakery and grocery business, supplying crockery, homewares and hardware,” CAWB says.

“The Moses family moved out of the building in 1920, continuing their bakery further down George Street until 1971, ending almost 150 years of baking in the Hawkesbury.”

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage site concurs that the Shipley Crozier building “was built 1830-1840”.

Another element of the property sale is the cottage on 17 Bridge Street, on the same L-shaped block as the two-storey building. Its age is unknown, although there is a drawing of a building with a similar shape on a plan from 1835, the CAWB site says.

It says the Bridge Street cottage is “an increasingly rare example of early Victorian Georgian architecture”. “This alone gives the building great significance, however it also serves a role as being one of the first buildings from Thompson Square that is seen on the approach from the east. The shutters were reconstructed in 1988 as part of the Bicentenary refurbishment.”

There are a total of six tenants across the two titles. Mr Storie says all tenants want to continue their leases, which bring in a total of $125,000 a year rent.