Chetwynd | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage



Item details

Name of item: Chetwynd
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 138 Copeland Road, Beecroft, NSW 2119
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
138 Copeland RoadBeecroftHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A fine intact example of a large two storey Federation house notable in the locality. Little altered and well maintained. Associated with Thomas Skellett an active community leader in Beecroft at the turn of the century. Local significance.
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Physical description: Two-storey Federation brick house with hipped slate roof and gable to front projection. Exposed rafters to roof. Stucco to chimneys with terra cota chimney pots. Moulded stucco string course at first floor window head height and stucco render above and to gable. Gabled projection features a large rectangular window with casements to the first floor and an arched semi circular window to the ground floor. Oeil de boeuf window to front. Ground floor verandah has a hipped slate roof to match the main roof and returns to side. Front door and side light with Art Nouveau style leadlight glazing and semi circular fanlight. 1930s-40s brick garage attached to side with three leafed timber garage door. Timber pergola to front of house.


Historical notes: 'Chetwynd' was built in 1901 by Thomas Henry Brown Skellett on land purchased from Henry Perdriau Junior. The house was designed by architect Joseph Seale of Cheltenham. Skellett was for many years one of the wardens of St John's Church of England. He was also Vice-President of the Beecroft Progress Association in 1898 and President of the School of Arts 1912-13.

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 20138127 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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Database number: 1780591

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