Pendle Hill, New South Wales


Pendle Hill, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Pendle Hill
city = Sydney
state = NSW


caption = Pendle Hill shopping centre
lga = City of Holroyd, City of Parramatta
postcode = 2145
est =
pop =
area =
propval =
stategov = Parramatta
fedgov = Parramatta
near-nw = Toongabbie
near-n = Toongabbie
near-ne = Old Toongabbie
near-w = Girraween
near-e = Wentworthville
near-sw = Greystanes
near-s = Greystanes
near-se = South Wentworthville
dist1 = 30
dir1 = west
location1 = Sydney CBD

Pendle Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Pendle Hill is located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Pendle Hill is colloquially known as 'Pendo'.

History

George Bond (1876-1950), an American who came to Australia in 1906, established a cotton spinning mill in the area in 1923. It was Australia's first attempt to spin and weave cotton from cotton farms that the company owned in Queensland. He suggested the suburb be named after Pendleton, south of London, which was the centre of England's cotton industry but a variation, Pendle Hill, was adopted instead. George Bond was originally in the business of importing hosiery and underwear but during World War 1 began manufacturing hosiery in Redfern and by 1925 was producing a quarter of Australia's output of hosiery and knitted garments. Bond Industries Limited became a public company in 1927.

The railway station at Pendle Hill opened here on 12 April 1924. The first government school opened in 1955 and the first post office opened in 1956.

Commercial Area

Pendle Hill has a large shopping centre beside the railway station. It contains a Flemings supermarket, discount stores, grocery shops, specialty shops, real-estate agent, bank, and cafes.

Transport

Pendle Hill railway station is on the Western railway line of the CityRail network.

chools

* Pendle Hill Public School is a primary school
* Pendle Hill High School is a secondary school

Parks

Civic Park is a large park located just west of the railway station. It connects the shopping centre to the suburb of Girraween, and is frequently used as a thoroughfare for pedestrians heading to and from the railway station.

The park has a small river running through one side near the shopping centre, and wildlife can frequently be found on or around the banks of the river. In 2006, the local council undertook a project in which the banks of the river were reinforced and the river was thoroughly cleaned of the rubbish that had gathered in the riverbed.

In the middle of the park, there are four tennis courts and a play equipment area. The latter proves particularly popular with the younger generations, along with feeding the ducks, and the former is frequently used by pensioners for a morning game of tennis.

Binalong Park (also known as Binalong Oval) is a large oval in the north of Pendle Hill bordering Toongabbie. The park contains two tennis courts and three ovals. These both are particularly popular for sporting lessons, and weekend sporting events. The grounds are home to the Pendle Hill Tigers soccer club [http://granvillesoccer.com.au/pendlehill/] who compete in the Granville district Soccer association and Pendle Hill Colts Cricket Club, who compete in the Parramatta District Cricket association, competitions at both junior and senior level.

Housing

Pendle Hill has fairly steadly real-estate values that can be seen reflected in most suburbs in the Parramatta region. Recently many older houses have been bought by developers to make way for apartment blocks and flats. This is particularly the case near the train-station.

References

*"The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

External links

* [http://www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au/html/lcs/library/holroyd/suburbmap.htm Part of Holroyd City Council] .
* [http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/council/ward.html Also part of Parramatta City Council] .


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