Beecroft

Northern residential suburb in the Hornsby local government area, which developed on part of the former Field of Mars common. It grew from the 1880s with the building of the railway line from Strathfield to Hornsby.

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Beecroft

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2008

The Wallumedegal clan were the traditional owners of the land that became Beecroft. The area was part of the Field of Mars common proclaimed in 1804, and remained common land until 1874. Beecroft was subdivided in 1887 after the railway went through, and sold to middle-class people looking for a healthy suburb. Today, bushland remains amid the houses.