Asheldom | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Asheldom
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 47 Essex Street, Epping, NSW 2121
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
47 Essex StreetEppingHornsby  Primary Address
Epping Road and Ormonde AvenueEppingHornsby  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Large Federation period house of fine quality construction. Good example of Queen Anne style. Good condition and little altered. Distinctive period detail.
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Physical description: Fine Federation period house complex planned roof form with corner tower. Tuck-pointed diachromatic brick in Flemish bond decorative roughcast also. Sandstone basecourse. Slate roof with terracotta ridge capping. Bay window on corner below tower roughcast above with candle snuffer roof front and side bays. Excellent leadlight to casement windows double hang windows and door. Timber posts to verandah with simple brackets. Exposed rafter eaves. Vented gambrel. Finials and collar ties to gables. Oeil-de-boeuf on Epping Road and front facade. Original picket fence on Epping Road frontage. Distinctive brick chimneys with sandstone capping. Original style door with leadlight sidelight and highlights. Shingled hood to front bay.


Historical notes:

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHornsby Local Environmental Plan 201337827 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780103

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