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Brunoy (Chesalon Nursing Home) Garden

Item details

Name of item: Brunoy (Chesalon Nursing Home) Garden
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.
Modifications and dates: Extensive modifications, including enclosure of verandahs and skillion roofed addition at front.


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.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Technology-Activities and processes associated with the knowledge or use of mechanical arts and applied sciences (none)-
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 20136527 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study19933/14Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780139

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