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The Laurels

Item details

Name of item: The Laurels
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 41 Dartford Road, Thornleigh, NSW 2120
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
41 Dartford RoadThornleighHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding Federation house on large block. Good example of Queen Anne influence. Excellent condition and virtually unaltered.
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Physical description: Federation house situated on large block. Face brick walls. Complex slate roof. Diagonal plan arrangement with large gabled projection on corner splay. Verandah returns below with ingle-nook. Queen Anne influence evident in white painted bay windows. Excellent leadlight casements. Original door with sidelights and toplights. Patterned roughcast gables. Fine timber decoration to verandahs including brackets and panelled valences. Exposed rafter eaves. Brick and roughcast chimneys. Attractive front communal area. House set well back.


Historical notes: Built in 1912 by the Rook family. Formerly owned by Tebutts best known as poultry farmers.

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 201369827 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: 1780315

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