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Pymble
SydneyNew South Wales
SydneyBuilding0068.jpg
Ku-Ring-Gai Town Hall, Pacific Highway
Population: 9,612
Established: 1823
Postcode: 2073
Area: 6.51 km² (2.5 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $1,187,500 (2009)
Location: 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
Suburbs around Pymble:
Turramurra Turramurra St Ives
South Turramurra Pymble Gordon
South Turramurra West Pymble Gordon
St Swithun's Anglican Church, Telegraph Road
St Swithun's Anglican Church front

Pymble is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Pymble is located 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council.[1]

West Pymble is a separate suburb, surrounded by Lane Cove National Park. Pymble is a predominantly residential area with tree-lined streets and many substantial homes and gardens.

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History

Pymble is named after Robert Pymble (1788-1861), an influential early settler. The area remained primarily agricultural for some time. The first bank - the Australian Joint Stock Bank - was built in the area by a local builder, Richard Porter. A two-storey, Georgian structure made of sandstone, the building is now a private home known as Grandview (see gallery below) and is on the Register of the National Estate.[2]

Landmarks

The Suakin Depot, of the Australian Army, houses the 7th Field Regiment (Artillery), and A Company (Infantry) of the 2/17 RNSWR. Other landmarks include Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, St Swithun's Anglican Church and Merrivale in Telegraph Road. [3] The Town Hall, situated on the Pacific Highway, not far from Grandview, is an example of the Inter-War Spanish Mission architectural style. St Swithun's, in Telegraph Road, is an example of the Inter-War Gothic style. Designed by N.W.McPherson and built circa 1938, it has been described as "Imaginatively simplified from the Perpendicular Gothic Style",[4] and has large wooden doors. Merrivale is a local stately home in the Regency style.

Macquarie Cottage, in Avon Road, was designed by William Hardy Wilson in the Colonial Revival style and built in 1918. A single-storey house with deep eaves and a verandah, it is listed on the Register of the National Estate.[5]

Transport

Pymble railway station is on the North Shore Line of the CityRail network. Shorelink Buses operate route 560 from Gordon Station to West Pymble.

Commercial Areas

  • Grandview Street, adjacent to Pymble railway station.
  • West Pymble Shops (Philip Mall) on Kendall Street.
  • Gordon West shops on Duneba Avenue

Schools

  • Pymble Ladies' College, an all-female, kindergarten, primary and secondary independent school.
  • West Pymble Public School, a government primary school, located in West Pymble.
  • Gordon West Public School, a government primary school, also located in West Pymble (in a precinct formerly called West Gordon).
  • Pymble Public School, a government primary school, located on Crown Road in the north of the suburb.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (OLPS) A Catholic School.
  • Sacred Heart Pymble, a Catholic Primary School

Parks and Recreation

The Bicentennial Park oval complex in West Pymble consists of netball courts, a public swimming pool, children's play area and barbecue facilities. Adjacent to the park is Norman Griffiths Oval which is home to the West Pymble Football Club and Lofberg Oval where only football is played.

Notable Residents

References

  1. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (Gregory's Publishing Company) 2007
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/33
  3. ^ Pymble Urban Conservation Precinct, Pymble, NSW Profile
  4. ^ A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture, Apperly (Angus and Robertson) 1994
  5. ^ The Heritage of Australia, p.2/33

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