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Hunting Lodge (former)

Item details

Name of item: Hunting Lodge (former)
Other name/s: Hunting Lodge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Recreation and Entertainment
Category: Other - Recreation & Entertainment
Location: Lat: -33.6648159186 Long: 150.9139049540
Primary address: The Water Lane, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
Parish: Nelson
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: The Hills
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Deerubbin
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT175 DP10157
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
The Water LaneRouse HillThe HillsNelsonCumberlandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
 Private 
 Private 

Statement of significance:

The Hunting Lodge has both historic and architectural significance as follows:

a) for its associations with the early farms at Rouse Hill, Box Hill and Copenhagen Farm;
b) for its possible association with S.H.Terry, MLA, and;
c) for its rarity as a 19th century hunting lodge and its associated elements including gothic/baronial design follies and the remains of a surrounding moat.

There are only three surviving buildings associated with the three early farms: Rouse Hill House, Box Hill House and the hunting lodge (Heritage Branch Manager's report 285/86).
Date significance updated: 24 Mar 10
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Description

Physical description: The building is a small, single storey sandstone cottage of gothic/baronial design (in the tradition of such follies) with an attic. (Heritage Branch Manager's report 285/86).
Modifications and dates: Up to the 1970s the lodge had a small moat around it, presumably to keep animals away and possibly fire. It is not known when the moat was constructed but the present owner has filled it in. During the early 1970s there was an avenue of wattle trees leading from the gate to the house which the present owner has removed. (Heritage Branch Manager's report 285/86).

It is understood that unsympathetic additions had been made to the house (Branch Manager's report 341/88).
Further information: 1986: zoned non-urban 1A under IDO no.118 Baulkham Hills Shire. Minimum lot size is 40 ha.
Current use: without a use.
Former use: Aboriginal land, colonial era hunting lodge

History

Historical notes: The land on which the building is located was granted by Governor King to Governor Bligh in 1806 and ratified by Governor Macquarie. It was Bligh's private property and was named 'Copenhagen Farm' after one of his sea battles.

Later in the century the property passed to the land holder and politician S.H.Terry (1833-1887) who possibly built the lodge in the 1860s or later. Through Terry the property is strongly associated with Rouse Hill House and Box Hill House. Terry was born at his family's Box Hill farm (Heritage Branch Manager's report 285/86).

Local legend holds that the lodge was constructed by William Bligh, as the original land grant was given to him. It appears more likely it was constructed by the Terry family of Box Hill or one of their tenants who was a stone mason, but used the surrounding land as an orchard (Lampard, pers.comm., 2014). Another possibility is that it was built by Henry Ferdinand Halloran who was mortgagee in possession for 7 years - Halloran is renowned for building quirky structures on his estates (Betteridge, pers.comm., 2014).

Up to the 1970s the lodge had a small moat around it, presumably to keep animals away and possibly fire. It is not known when the moat was constructed but the present owner has filled it in. During the early 1970s there was an avenue of wattle trees leading from the gate to the house which the present owner has removed. (Heritage Branch Manager's report 285/86).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Private farming-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Truffle farming-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Attempting to transplant European farming practices to Australian environments-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Clearing land for farming-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Ancillary structures - wells, cisterns-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Ancillary structures fencing-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Rural Estates-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Significant Places How are significant places marked in the landscape by, or for, different groups-Monuments and Sites
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Developing local, regional and national economies-National Theme 3
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Going hunting and shooting-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Governor (Captn., later Vice-Adm.) William Bligh RN, 1806-1810-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Samuel Terry, wealthy emancipist merchant-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Governor (Captn.) Phillip Gidley King RN, 1800-1806-

Recommended management:

A)A landscape plan must be prepared and submitted to the Heritage Council of NSW or its delegate for approval. This plan shall include proposed plantings of trees capable of reaching at least 9m height, shrubs both bushy in form and capable of reaching 6m height and grasses to provide perimeter screening of adjacent residential development and actively interpret and reinstate the former rural nature of the hunting lodge surrounds and colonial rural garden plantings found near farm outbuildings. Such planting shall: *use species making up the endangered ecological community that is the Cumberland Plain Woodland; and *exotic garden shrub species based on the palette found in Rouse Hill House's garden and other early gardens in the area including Rouse Hill properties owned by the Terry and Rouse families. The conservation management plans for the Hunting Lodge and Rouse Hill House may provide useful information in this regard. B)Opportunities to provide heritage interpretation of the Hunting Lodge and its former role and surroundings, through signage, pavement or other artworks should be explored and inform the Landscape plan C)Following approval of this landscape plan by the Heritage Council of NSW, the proposed plantings must be implemented and maintained accordingly (s63 approval, 18/5/2016).

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementReview a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Record converted from HIS events


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material; and
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates, garden walls, tree surgery but not including extensive lopping;
(3) Change of use
(4) Pasture improvement, not requiring substantial clearing of existing vegetation.
(5) Eradication of noxious plants and animals.
(6) Horticultural and agricultural management.
Oct 3 1986
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act See File For Schedule


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material;
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls and tree surgery but not extensive lopping;
(3) Change of use
(4) Pasture improvement not requiring substantial clearing of existing vegetation.
(5) Eradication of noxious plants and animals.
(6) Horticultural and agricultural management.
Sep 30 1988
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act See File For Schedule


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material;
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls and tree surgery, but not extensive lopping and subject to any tree preservation orders.
Sep 15 1989
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0063202 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0063215 Sep 89 947171
Regional Environmental PlanSydney REP no. 19 01 Sep 89   
Local Environmental PlanSchedule 1 01 Mar 91   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenBranch Manager1986Branch Manager's report 285/86
WrittenLampard, Susan2014(unpublished) personal communication (email) 4/6/14
WrittenMusecape P/L2014Heritage Impact Statement - for proposed residential subdivision adjoining The Hunting Lodge, 58 The Water Lane, Rouse Hill - a property listed on the NSW State Heritage Register
WrittenMusecape P/L (Betteridge, Chris) in association with Peter Phillips (Orwell & Peter Phillips Architects)2014Conservation Management Plan - The Hunting Lodge, 58 The Water Lane, Rouse Hill

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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045575
File number: S90/03128, HC 33384


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