Mount Errington | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Mount Errington

Item details

Name of item: Mount Errington
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Mansion
Primary address: 1 Rosemead Road, Hornsby, NSW 2077
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Rosemead RoadHornsbyHornsby  Primary Address
Dural StreetHornsbyHornsby  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding Federation mansion. Good example of Federation Arts and Crafts Style. Distinctive design with long sweeping bellcast roof central entry feature and projecting balcony above. Excellent condition. Original interior and landscape elements.
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Physical description: Federation mansion. Attic storey in high pitched slate roof. Sweeping bellcast form with large gables on each elevation. Tuck-pointed face brick walls with extensive roughcast render. Verandahs continue around most of perimeter. Projecting entry with round arch opening sandstone dwarf wall and balcony above. Shingled gable over. Fine timberwork to verandah and balcony. Original doors and windows. Much of the interior is also original. Original gates with new low symmetrical fence. Well planted grounds retaining some original plantings.


Historical notes: Mrs Anne Roberts purchased the 1 1/4 acre block of land in 1897. Her husband Oscar Roberts was joint owner of Fairfax and Roberts jewellers. He was also a councillor of Hornsby Shire Council. He died in 1922. The house was sold to Frederick Watson of Hornsby in 1928.

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: 1780421

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