A vehicle that lost control in Parramatta and crashed last night has destroyed a heritage-listed stone wall that had stood for more than 180 years.
Parramatta Historical Society president Trevor Patrick arrived at the organisations office in Hambledon Cottage this morning to find its stone fence smashed.
The sandstone wall and iron gate was built in circa 1824, he said.
‘‘It’s a disaster,’’ he said.
‘‘Someone has come hurtling along Hassall Street and not realised it's wet and cleaned it up, smashed it.
‘‘It must have demolished the bloody car because it’s lifted the foundation stone right out of the ground.’’
Mr Patrick said traffic lights at the corner of Hassall Street and Gregory Place had also been collected by the vehicle.
The cottage and fence are owned by Parramatta Council, Mr Patrick said, which would be responsible for restoring it to original condition.
He said it was unlikely the car would have been able to drive out of the crash.
Police could not say if a car had been towed from the crash last night or if anyone had been charged.
It’s possible the car was removed from the crash site undetected.
If anyone witnessed the accident they should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.