Brampton House | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage


Brampton House

Item details

Name of item: Brampton House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1312 Pacific Highway, 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
1312 Pacific HighwayTurramurraKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; architectural, municipal, state (?) significance
Note: The State Heritage Inventory provides information about heritage items listed by local and State government agencies. The State Heritage Inventory is continually being updated by local and State agencies as new information becomes available. Read the OEH copyright and disclaimer.


Designer/Maker: W.L Vernon
Physical description: It is a large two storey residence on rusticated sandstone foundations, with lower floor open kiln flemish bond brick, and roughcast treatment to the upper floor. The roof is covered with terracotta plain tiles with terracotta ridging, gable finials and chimney pots. The street facade is busy with projecting gables, balcony and oriel windows in a strongly asymmetrical design. The timber balustrade treatment of vertical shaped and pierced slats is unusual. The rear verandah is clad in timber shingles. Art Nouveau detail can be seen in verandah brackets and some interior joinery and staircase. Most of the joinery is painted. There is also some simplified Art Nouveau interior plaster work (National Trust).
Modifications and dates: Altered or extended sympathetically


Historical notes: This is a substantial and important survival of the Federation period designed by W.L. Vernon, before he became Government Architect. It is in a prominent position on the Pacific Highway close to Ku-ring-gai Avenue classified Urban Conservation Area. It contains much of its original details and finishes (National Trust). Historical period: Pre- 1900.


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

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Study198715:002Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen Proudfoot  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  National Trust of Australia Listing Proposal AFR 1/12/81 p55

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

rez rez
(Click on thumbnail for full size image and image details)

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1880259

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in the State Heritage Inventory is correct. If you find any errors or omissions please send your comments to the Database Manager.

All information and pictures on this page are the copyright of the Heritage Division or respective copyright owners.