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Cheddington and Stables

Item details

Name of item: Cheddington and Stables
Other name/s: Niara
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 402 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
402 Pennant Hills RoadPennant HillsHornsby  Primary Address
Boundary RoadPennant HillsHornsby  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Example of a large early Federation Bungalow style house. Social and historical significance as one of the early homes in the area and for its association with Charles Oliver Chief Commissioner of Railways. Stable has much architectural interest as a rare local example of its type with only a few modifications. The grouping and siting of the buildings is indicitive of late Victorian site planning and subdivision related to a major road junction.
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Physical description: Late Victorian period house located at the rear of site behind additions and new buildings. Hip roof. Face brick walls. Double-hung windows with segmental arch heads and projecting sills. Some windows hooded. Original stables at rear off Boundary Road. Rectangular plan. Hipped corrugated iron roof with exposed rafters gablets and central dormer. Face brick walls. Verandah to facade facing away from road.


Historical notes: The land was purchased by Charles Oliver in 1893 who became Chief Commissioner of Railways in 1897. The building was constructed in 1894. In 1920 it was sold to Mrs Jean Henderson a grazier's wife.

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 201361927 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780238

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