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Hornsby Shire Council Chambers

Item details

Name of item: Hornsby Shire Council Chambers
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Government and Administration
Category: Council Chambers
Primary address: 296 Pacific Highway, Hornsby, NSW 2077
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
296 Pacific HighwayHornsbyHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Elegant Inter-War Free Classical Style building. Finely detailed exterior features including smooth rendered bands and entry feature with classical style portico. Good condition and little altered. Significant for its association with the social and historical development of the shire.
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Physical description: Two storey Inter-War period public building in Classical Revival style. Symmetrical facade. Face brick walls with decorative smooth and moulded render. Hipped terracotta tile roof with boxed eaves. Tall rendered brick chimney with terracotta pot. Classical pedimented gable over projecting entry feature with ionic pilasters multi-pane windows and Shire shield at first floor level. Classical entablature and Tuscan columns to entry porch below. Double-hung windows six panes to a sash except for single pane bottom sashes at ground floor level.


Historical notes:

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  22 Jul 94   
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: 1780375

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