Wallumeda | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage



Item details

Name of item: Wallumeda
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 5 Orchard Street, Thornleigh, NSW 2120
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5 Orchard StreetThornleighHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Federation cottage of considerable charm attractively restored and reconstructed. A good example of its period and type. Historical interest as one of the first houses built when local orchards were subdivided for suburban development. Local significance.
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Physical description: Federation weatherboard cottage with asbestos tiled roof. Diagonal plan type with verandah returning to side projection. Verandah recessed under main roof. Carved timber posts. Terra cotta ridge capping. Interiors include Kauri floors original fireplaces patterned ceilings and cedar joinery.


Historical notes: Built in 1914 by George Cyrus Levy on land subdivided from Caleb Gambling's citrus orchard. The first house on the Thornleigh Park Estate subdivision. Two of the original citrus trees are still growing at the rear.

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 201371227 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

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780624

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