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Horningsea Park, Horningsea Park Dr, Horningsea Park, NSW, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (21/03/1978)
Place ID 3296
Place File No 1/15/023/0008
Statement of Significance
A fine early Georgian homestead built c 1830-39. Designed by its owner Joshua John Moore to replace his Cumberland Cottage which stood on the 500 acres of Horningsea Park granted to him in 1819. Moore was Registrar of The Governor's Court and one of the four trustees of St Luke's, Liverpool. An historic property, which has an important link with the establishment of settlement in the Canberra District and later associations with the conqueror of Mount Kosciusko, it is threatened with demolition.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Official Values Not Available
Description
This two storey stuccoed stone and rubble homestead was designed by its owner Lieutenant Joshua John Moore and built c 1830-39. The central door with its semi circular fanlight is flanked by paired French windows which are repeated on the side elevations. All the windows were shuttered. The interior contains elegant cedar joinery a courtyard at the rear is enclosed by projecting wings. Fine trees have survived from the original garden.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity Not Available
Location
Including trees and remaining portions of original land grant, Horningsea Park Drive, Horningsea Park.
Bibliography
Trust listing records Moore, J.J. Pioneer of Canberra and Peninsular War Veteran. Measured drawings by W. Hardy Wilson in National Library.

Report Produced  Tue Sep 16 20:17:22 2014