2019 16 Maple Avenue, Pennant Hills - Heritage Impact Statement Martha Stevens (nee Bellamy) who sold the land containing the study site to orchardist Joseph Shields in 1880. [Ancestry.com.au/ellcee911] ArchitecturalLocalSocial HistorySydney - NorthernHeritage Assessment Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Liz Gorman Client: Private Client The object of this Heritage Impact Statement was to assess the impact of interior alterations and additions to the ground floor of the interwar californian bungalow, and construction of a ‘granny-flat’ secondary dwelling at the rear of heritage-listed 16 Maple Avenue, Pennant Hills. The land that 16 Maple Avenue occupies was part of the original 640 acres granted to John Thorn, Chief Constable of Police at Parramatta. The land was given as a free grant, in reward for Mr Thorn’s services in capturing bushrangers. The area surrounding Thorn’s land became known as ‘Thornleigh’. On the 18th May 1880, farmer Joseph Henry Shields purchased land from Thorn's subdivision, and re-divided it into the Rosemount Estate that December. Lot no. 26 of Shields' 72 allotments was purchased on the 22nd of March 1927 by Eric Stanley Hoy, gentleman, of Pennant Hills. The bungalow on the site, Hoydene, was constructed 1927/8.