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Towers (The) Inc. Grounds, House and Meat House

Item details

Name of item: Towers (The) Inc. Grounds, House and Meat House
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 31 Forsyth Street, Belmore, NSW 2192
Local govt. area: Canterbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
31 Forsyth StreetBelmoreCanterbury  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Sole survivor of the country villas, which dotted the area in the nineteenth century.
Date significance updated: 02 Sep 02
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Builder/Maker: David Jones
Construction years: 1870-1870
Physical description: A two-storey brick mansion in Gothic style. It features steeply pitched slate roof, elaborately carved bargeboards and front porch. A notable feature is the batlemented tower, which makes it a local landmark. It set within substantial grounds with priod tree plantings.


Historical notes: It was built in 1870 by David Jones, builder, as his private residence. Later owned by Forsythe family involved in rope manufacture.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Recommended management:

Continue ongoing regular maintenance and review the CMP in regular intervals.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Canterbury Heritage Study198847.1Terry Kass & Meredith Walker  No
Canterbury Heritage Study Review2004 City Plan Heritage  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenF. A. Larcombe1979Change & Challenge

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1300078

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