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Terricks, The

Item details

Name of item: Terricks, The
Other name/s: The Terricks
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 60 Ku-ring-gai Avenue, Turramurra, NSW 2074
Local govt. area: Ku-Ring-Gai
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
60 Ku-ring-gai AvenueTurramurraKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; historic, cultural, social, architectural, state significance
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Designer/Maker: Thomas Coch
Construction years: 1908-
Physical description: The Terricks is significant as the home of Thomas Cosh, an important architect of the Federation period, and is a robust and well detailed example of the Federation style of architecture. Its importance to the streetscape of Ku-ring-gai Avenue is enhanced by its corner site. It is a two storey house of orange-red brick with tile hanging. The roof is of terracotta plain tile, with rough cast chimneys and tapering pots. Some of the gables are half timbered. The verandahs are tile hung with timber balustrade inserts similar to other houses by Cosh. The principal design feature is a large recessed arched panel and a stained glass window lighting the stair hall (National Trust).

Internal material: The interior features elaborate polished timber fire surrounds and beamed ceilings ( National Trust).
Modifications and dates: The house is in need of substantial restoration. There is an unsympathetic tennis court, pool and carport addition adjoining the house. The original fence is similar to others in the street. The original site has been subdivided (National Trust).


Historical notes: Architect's own home, by 1928 home of Alex Perrett. Historical period: 1901-1920.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  04 Nov 89   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Study198710:002Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen ProudfootSB Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Local History Sources
Written  National Trust of Australia Listing Proposal

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1880215

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