Heritage-listed 1839 Georgian mansion Horningsea Park listed

Heritage-listed 1839 Georgian mansion Horningsea Park listed
Heritage-listed 1839 Georgian mansion Horningsea Park listed

Horningsea Park, the intact early Georgian house built for Battle of Waterloo veteran and pastoralist settler Lieutenant Joshua Moore, has been listed for sale for the first time in 20 years.

The 1839 heritage-listed, convict built mansion overlooks a housing development. 

It was once the rental home in the 1840s to the explorer Count Paul Strzelecki, credited as discovering and naming Mount Kosciusko.

Horningsea Park was one of Governor Lachlan Macquarie's large pastoral grants made following the establishment of Liverpool in the 1810s.

The 500 acre property was granted to Moore conditional on 50 acres being cultivated within five years.

The Moore family sold Horningsea in 1855 to clear debts from the 1840s depression.

The derelict house was classified by the National Trust of Australia in 1976, and saved from demolition after intervention from the Minister for Planning with a permanent conservation order coming in 1983. 

Offers over $3 million are being sought by Ray White Macarthur agent Brendan Lappan for the 9089 square metre holding which comes with massive Bunya pines and Moreton Bay Figs.

Dr David Webster, company founder and managing director of WebIT/ListOnce and wife Samantha plus their three school age children, have called Horningsea Park House home during which they installed an extension designed by heritage architect Howard Tanner.

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph. 

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