What is significant? The late 19th century/early 20th century drop-slab barn, and the surrounding site to a radius of 50 metres
How is it significant? The late 19th century/early 20th century drop-slab barn is historically and technically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The drop-slab barn is historically significant because it is associated with the pioneering orchardist and nurseryman William Gray of Allwood (HO61) (Criterion H). It serves as a reminder of the importance of farming to the area's past and is a rare surviving example of a timber slab farm building in a Metropolitan context; only four drop-slab buildings of any age now survive in the Shire - see also HO 64 and HO 107 (Criteria A & B). The barn is historically and technically significant as an excellent demonstration of the kinds of building that would have been erected by the Shire's early settlers (Criteria A & D).