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Galston High School, Waddell Cottage an water trough

Item details

Name of item: Galston High School, Waddell Cottage an water trough
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - State (public)
Primary address: 403 Galston Road, Galston, NSW 2159
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
403 Galston RoadGalstonHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Early example of a simple Victorian period stone farmhouse. Sympathetically restored with a timber shingle roof.
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Physical description: Old stone cottage. Rectangular plan. Vernacular. Symmetrical design. Hipped shingled roof with no eaves. Double-hung windows six panes per sash on each side of main door. Central dormer over. Chimney to side elevation.


Historical notes: James Waddell (1799-1879) was a timber cutter who owned a property that now includes the Galston High School grounds. His younger son also James built the cottage in 1866-7 from stone quarried on the site. It was occupied continuously by the Waddell family for 100 years until 1969. It was bought by the Department of Education in 1960.

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: 1780571

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