Roseleigh | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Roseleigh
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Hillcrest Road, Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Hillcrest RoadPennant HillsHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a late Federation period house. Good condition and virtually unaltered. Much fine quality original detail including casement windows fretwork to verandah and front fence.
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Physical description: Fine late Federation house. Diagonal plan arrangement with verandah returning to side. Gable projection. Complex slate roof with terracotta ridge capping. Low pitched gables in decorative roughcast. Tuck-pointed face brick walls. Roof continues down over verandahs and across projections to form window hoods. Leadlight double-hung windows. Unusual timberwork to verandah suggests this is a late example of the style. Simple chimneys. Excellent brick and wrought iron fence.


Historical notes: 'Roseleigh' was erected in 1912 for Harold Edgar Harvey a prominent local businessman. Harry and his wife Emily Holland had married in 1905 and first lived at 'The Glen'. Around that time Harvey became manager of the Farmers and Settlers Produce Store on Pennant Hills Road. Later Harvey began his own business establishing Harvey's Produce Store further along Pennant Hills Rd. Harold and Emily Harvey with their daughters Eunice and Freda moved to their new brick home 'Roseleigh' circa 1916.

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 201363727 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: 1780255

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