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Red Hill

Item details

Name of item: Red Hill
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 21 Beecroft Road, Beecroft, NSW 2119
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
21 Beecroft RoadBeecroftHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Grand Federation period house. Excellent example of Arts and Crafts style. Unusual detailing including slate balustrade skirt and window bars. Interior and grounds of note. Good condition and little altered.
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Designer/Maker: Herbert Ross
Builder/Maker: Dalkin & Parkes
Physical description: Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style residence. Complex form and roof shape. Terracotta tile roof bellcast over verandah. Timber shingled gables with louvred vents. One gable half-timbered. Unusual slate skirt to verandah. Chamfered verandah posts fretwork brackets. Timber balustrade at first floor level. Brick balustrade with curved dressed sandstone capping at ground floor level. Verandah returns to side. Double-hung windows with segmental arch heads and soldier coursing. Unusual diamond pattern window bars to upper sash. Some windows hooded. Shutters. Prominent corner site on fork in Beecroft Road.
Modifications and dates: Several early alterations to the building, sympathetic to the original design. Recent enclosure of part of verandah.


Historical notes: Construction was completed in 1895. Built for Grantley Hyde Fitzhardinge a District Court Judge. The house had extensive gardens and several outbuildings. Alterations were made to the building soon after its construction and in 1903. Grantley Hyde's daughter Miss Julie Fitzhardinge lived in the house for some years after his death in 1939.

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 20133827 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study19936/11Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780211

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