Edgeworth David's House and Grounds | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Edgeworth David's House and Grounds

Item details

Name of item: Edgeworth David's House and Grounds
Other name/s: Coringah
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Historic site
Primary address: 49 Burdett Street, Hornsby, NSW 2077
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
49 Burdett StreetHornsbyHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A modest weatherboard home but one having particular architectural interest. The octagonal projections and the unusual wrap around window hoods create a very picturesque composition. Essentially unaltered. Historical interest as the home of pioneer geologist Edgeworth David. Still enjoys its original secluded setting with its outstanding gardens and bushland surrounds. State significance.
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard house with corrugated iron roof. Two hipped octagonal projections to front with bullnosed verandah between. Double hung windows to each face of the projections. Wrap around metal hoods over. Brick chimney with terracotta chimney pot. Brick base. Stone steps leading up to verandah.


Historical notes: Originally the home of Edgeworth David the distinguished geologist. (HSHS)

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanAmendment No. 59 22 Jun 01 1004376
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: 1780608

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