Folkestone | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage



Item details

Name of item: Folkestone
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 87 Oxford Street, Epping, NSW 2121
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
87 Oxford StreetEppingHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a modest Federation home. Combination of weatherboard and slate is of interest as is the large verandah more common in rural locations. Largely intact and representative of early suburban development in the area. Local significance.
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Physical description: Federation weatherboard house. Standard plan type but with bullnosed verandah returning to side. Hipped slate roof with terracotta ridge capping. Gabled projection has collar tie and finial. Paired windows to projection with slate hood over. Front door with fanlight and paired double-hung windows to verandah. Stop chamfered/turned timber verandah posts. Tall brick chimneys with decorative bands and render. Terracotta chimney pots.


Historical notes:

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 201339727 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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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780620

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