Limona | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Limona
Other name/s: Fairholme Nursing Home
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 470 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
470 Pennant Hills RoadPennant HillsHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Fine two storey brick Federation house. Little altered except for verandah. Excellent windows and fine quality timberwork. Generally in good condition. Much of interior is original. Stable at rear also of interest. Associated with Samuel Moore fruit inspector and grower.
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Physical description: Fine two storey Federation house. Standard form with complex slate roof terracotta ridge capping. Dichromatic tuck-pointed face brick. Double verandah returning to side projection with tile floors. Single storey porch in recess on western side. Excellent timberwork to gable and side porch. Main verandah has turned timber posts. Double-hung windows with multiple coloured panes. Excellent moulded chimneys. High front hedge. Many original features to interior. Brick stable at rear.


Historical notes: The land was bought by Thomas Thomson shopkeeper at Thomson's Corner in 1888. He sold it to Phyllis Mary Ann Moore in 1909. She was married to his nephew Samuel James Moore. Samuel was a fruitgrower Fruit Inspector for the Hills district and was one of the first importers of the Washington Navel orange. The house was constructed in that year. In 1922 it was sold to Herbert Reed.

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 201367727 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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780239

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