Brierdene | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage



Item details

Name of item: Brierdene
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Myra Street, Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Myra StreetWahroongaHornsby  Primary Address
Edgeworth David AvenueWahroongaHornsby  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Fine early Federation period house with features typical of both Bungalow and traditional wrap-around verandah types. Excellent quality original detail including spindle verandah valence and turned timber columns. Good condition and virtually unaltered.
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Physical description: Federation house with good elevations to both street frontages. Tuck-pointed face brick walls in Flemish bond. Gambrelled terracotta tiled roof with bullnosed verandah. Asymmetrical facade to Myra Street. Off-centre entry feature with gablet. Original leadlight door with side panels and lights. Turned timber posts with brackets and spindle valence. Encaustic verandah tiles. French doors and double-hung windows. Excellent chimneys. Good garden areas. Partly hidden by paling fence.


Historical notes:

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 201376127 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

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780346

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