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Milby Grange

Item details

Name of item: Milby Grange
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Homestead building
Primary address: 127 Grono Farm Road, Wilberforce, NSW 2756
Parish: Wilberforce
County: Cook
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
127 Grono Farm RoadWilberforceHawkesburyWilberforceCookPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Milby Grange is good example of a well built federation house featuring sandstone walls and a bullnose verandah which survives reasonably intact.

Milby Grange has some historical importance as one of 12 known houses in the Ebenezer district built by Stephenson Bros.
Date significance updated: 12 Nov 02
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Description

Builder/Maker: Stephenson Bros
Construction years: 1908-
Physical description: Milby Grange is a complex of single storey pavilions built around a single storey sandstone house built around 1900. It is a single storey hipped roof dwelling with an encirling bullnosed verandah. The roof is of corrugated steel and the walls are rock faced sandstone. The verandah is supported on timber posts with curved brackets.

The original part of the house has a central front door with double hung windows to each side. A chimney on the west side of the house is sandstone with a single corbel.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house has large extensions to the side and rear, designed in pavilions sympathetic to the original house.
Date condition updated:12 Nov 02
Current use: House
Former use: House

History

Historical notes: This is one of 12 houses in the Ebenezer district built by Stephenson Bros.

Portion 276, where Milby Grange is situated was vacant in 1895 when the Common was offered for sale. It was taken up as a Homestead Selection in June 1905 by E C Sullivan who forfeited the land for non residence. Albert Oscar Sheen took it up as a Homestead Selection on 30 April 1908. He appears to have met his obligation to live on the land. The house may have been built by him soon afterwards. The Homestead Selection was converted into a Conditional Purchase in August 1920. Both Portion 276 as well Portion 272 to the north were granted to Lily Hall, spinster of Ebenezer for £94/13/2 on 3 February 1925.

Reference: C T 3692 f 93; Homestead Selection Register, SRNSW 7/4521; Parish Maps, Wilberforce, 1896, 1906, 1916, 1925

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Milby Grange has some historical importance as one of 12 known houses in the Ebenezer district built by Stephenson Bros.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Milby Grange is good example of a well built federation house featuring sandstone walls and a bullnose verandah which survives reasonably intact.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Milby Grange is good example of a well built federation house featuring sandstone walls and a bullnose verandah which survives reasonably intact.
Integrity/Intactness: Reasonable
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHawkesbury LEP 2012I38121 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001381Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987391Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/WL-2Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740191


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