Brunoy | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Brunoy
Other name/s: Chesalon Nursing Home
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 144-146 Beecroft Road, Beecroft, NSW 2119
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
144-146 Beecroft RoadBeecroftHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Large Federation period house with complex slate roof and unusual sandstone verandah columns. Considerably compromised by later additions. Built for Herbert Arnott manager of the Arnotts' biscuit factory at Homebush.
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Designer/Maker: Spain Cosh and Dods
Builder/Maker: Kell and Rigby
Physical description: Federation period building. Originally a house now a nursing home. Single storey. Complex steeply pitched hipped slate roof with terracotta ridge capping. Wide eaves with exposed rafters. Symmetrical design with two hips to main facade. Sandstone verandah columns.


Historical notes: Built for Herbert Arnott manager of Arnotts' biscuit factory in Homebush. In 1955 the property was sold to the Home Mission Society of the Church of England and became the Beecroft Chesalon Nursing Home.

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  22 Jul 94   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study1993 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780139

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