History at Windsor
Explore Windsor’s historic buildings, including St Matthew’s Anglican Church (1817), Rouse Hill House, a Georgian sandstone mansion built in the early 1800s, Windsor Court House (1822), and the Macquarie Arms Hotel (1815).
On a small bluff overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Windsor was established in 1794 as the third settlement in the new colony of Sydney. Originally called Green Hills, Windsor was officially named in 1810 by Governor Macquarie and is the first of five “Macquarie” towns in the area; Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Castlereagh are the others.
Today, Windsor is a modern township but, take a walk around, and you’ll see colonial buildings that are still being used for their original purposes. A number of elegant Victorian mansions can be seen along March, West Market and Windsor streets. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Thompson Square Conservation Area are well worth a visit.