Location 230
Dwelling #230.
Map 8

Gully Road



Dwelling #230. Gully Road, north side, shown on c1911 Cadastral - Murray Road.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Stone with mortar, timber and iron roof. May have been built by S Halcrow.

Location Type


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Interested Parties

The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.

Group Date Description
1 ? - 1875 Samuel Halcrow Details
2 Unknown Details
3 c1906 - c1911 James Hancock Details
4 c1911 - 1944 William Toms Details
5 c1911 - 1973 Mrs Jean Margaret Toms Details
6 1960 - 1973 James Lewis Hodson Details
7 1974 - 1980 Gordon Stewart Details
8 1980 - 2007 Graeme Robertson Stewart Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2573 c1906 James Hancock purchased dwelling #230. It appears that about this time James Hancock may have purchased dwelling #230 from Samuel Halcrow. The Hancock family moved from dwelling #24 on Pipeclay terrace which was later sluiced away.
2575 1910 James Hancock (1) may have planted the original orchard near dwelling #230. James Hancock (1) may have planted the original orchard near dwelling #230.
2576 c1911 Dwelling #230 sold to Mr William Toms. About this time the family of James Hancock (1) may have sold dwelling #230 to Mr William Toms, and moved into dwelling #64.
2582 c1911 William Toms purchased dwelling #230. About this time William Toms may have purchased dwelling 3230 from James Hancock (1)
2586 c1918 Entry from William Toms diary. William Toms diary / cashbook ledger lists the roses which were planted at the back of dwelling #230 - possibly by William Toms. Left side going from the back door : 1. Columbia 2. Night 3. Lord Lonsdale 4. Sparkles Right side : 1. Hon. Ena Bingham 2. Lord Castlereagh 3. Una Wallace The grandson of William Toms (Mr James William Toms (Jim) of Roxburgh remembers a large Lawsonia* tree in front of the house. * the shape of this tree is similar to a yew tree. It has similar branchlets as a Macrocarpa but has fans that lie flat rather than in all directions.
2593 1944 Mrs Jean Margaret Toms continued to live in dwelling #230. It appears that Jean Toms continued to live in dwelling #230 after her husbands death. Her son, Theo Toms may have helped her to look after the property and the orchard.
2596 1960 Jim Hodson leased dwelling #230 from Mrs M Toms. Jim Hodson leased dwelling #230 with the adjoining orchard from Mrs Toms. The house was in a derelict condition at this time. Mr Theo Toms of dwelling 3237, the son of Mrs Toms, was using dwelling #230 for general storage. Mr Hodson had leased the property for the orchard, which he operated in conjunction with his other property in Domain Road (see location #92). The house remained uninhabited for the time that Jim leased it.
2597 1973 Jim Hodson purchased the property from the estate of Mrs Toms. Mr J L Hodson purchased dwelling #230 along with the orchard from the estate of Mrs J M Toms.
2598 1974 Jim Hodson sold dwelling #230. Jim Hodson sold dwelling #230, along with the surrounding orchard to Mr & Mrs G M Stewart and Mr G R Stewart.
2599 1974 The Stewarts purchased dwelling #230. Mr & Mrs G M Stewart, and G R Stewart purchased the dwelling, along with the orchard from J L Hodson. The Stewarts purchase the property mainly for the orchard. Dwelling #230 remained in a derelict state.
2600 1980 Mr G R Stewart purchased the property outright. At this time Mr G R Stewart purchased Mr & Mrs G M Stewart's share in the dwelling and orchard.
2602 2006 Graeme Stewart and his wife continue to operate the orchard. Graeme Stewart and his wife Mary, continue to operate the orchard. however, the dwelling remains in a derelict condition and is used for general storage.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
299 Paul Crump 1998 Dwelling #230 - looking south west. View Image
300 Paul Crump 1998 Dwelling #230 - looking north east. View Image
1299 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 9 Mar 1949 Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully (location #209) View Image
1949 Ms B Holland - Wellington c1930 Four Generations - Mrs Thomas Toms (Mary Ann Letitia Stewart) View Image