Houses by Street – Murray Farm Road

Murray Farm Road

66      This sandstone farmhouse is located on what would have been the far eastern section of the Pennant Hills Farm of Andrew Murray [1]. After Murray’s death in 1858 the farm was maintained as a growing concern by his daughter Elizabeth, and her husband Neil Stewart. They eventually subdivided the farm into farmlets in 1882. This building may be a building erected by Andrew Murray or, if not to then date from the period after that to 1881 and to have been used by a farm manager and his family.

The extensions and renovations to the property were undertaken by the then owners with assistance from an architect, Ian Ezzy [2].

The house is listed on the Hornsby Shire Council Heritage Register which comprises Schedule 5 (Environmental Heritage) of the Hornsby Local Environment Plan 2013.

[1]      For more information on Andrew Murray of Murray Farm Road see under People, elsewhere on this web site.

[2]      C Clampett, “Murray of Murray’s Farm,” The Chronicle December 2020, Issue No. 7, pp 13-15.

67A    The English oak tree is listed on the Hornsby Shire Council Heritage Register which comprises Schedule 5 (Environmental Heritage) of the Hornsby Local Environment Plan 2013.

107A, Plympton has been called the oldest house in Beecroft but this is clearly incorrect, even from amongst the houses in Murray Farm Road. [1]

It was built in 1887 for Charles Churchill Tucker whose biography appears elsewhere on this web site.

The house and garden are listed on the Hornsby Shire Council Heritage Register which comprises Schedule 5 (Environmental Heritage) of the Hornsby Local Environment Plan 2013.

1.       Australian Town and Country Journal 5 May 1909 p. 20