Lorne | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage



Item details

Name of item: Lorne
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 63 Beecroft Road, Beecroft, NSW 2119
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
63 Beecroft RoadBeecroftHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Impressive Federation period house of unusual Moorish parapeted design. Interior of interest. Designed by George Sydney Jones. In good condition and appears little altered. Stables constructed at same time as house.
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Designer/Maker: George Sydney Jones
Physical description: Two storey Federation period house. Parapeted roof features square projections with recess between. House has wings at side. All forms square or rectangular. Smooth and roughcast render with unusual decorative use of glazed tiles. Eaves run around whole building at base of parapet supported by fine brackets. Balcony/porch to recessed central part of main facade without roof. Terracotta tiled window hoods on projections. Well planted garden areas. Brick retaining wall with rendered capping. Feature entry in encaustic tiles.


Historical notes: Construction was completed in September 1909. Built for Dr. Mark Cowley Lidwill a surgeon who was married to the architect's sister. In 1910 Dr. Lidwill sold the house to Dr. Ryegate.

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 20134427 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study19936/15Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780171

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