Historic Preservation Commission

Since it was established during the colonial era, Thornbury Township has a wealth of historic resources including native american sites, historic farms, and a battlefield from the War of Independence.

The Township maintains a comprehensive documentation of all its historic resources, which can be inspected at the Township offices.

To view the Thornbury Township Historic Resource Atlas click here.

To view the Thornbury Township Historic Resources Map click here.

Historic Preservation Commission Members

Randell Spackman

Michelle Thackrah

Richard Webster

Fran Ley

Adam Travetti

Barbara Ann Zippi-Och

Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

The Historic Preservation Commission meets quarterly on the SECOND  WEDNESDAY of the month OR if an application is made for permitting.

There are some exceptions to make allowance for holidays and summer vacations.

Please check the calendar on the home page to see if a meeting has been changed or cancelled.

Historic Resource Inventory

Classification of Historic Properties Definitions

Class I – 3 Properties: Resources listed on the National Register of Historic Places or that have received a Determination of Eligibility for inclusion on the National Register; Resources that have been designated as National Historical Landmarks

Class II – 43 Properties: Resources that have local, state, or national architectural or historical significance and therefore are considered to be worthy of inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Class III – 17 Properties: Resources considered to be locally or regionally significant historic resources, but are not worthy of Federal designation. These resources are considered to contribute to the historic fabric or character of the Township and therefore are worthy of protection and preservation.

Class IV – 112 Properties: All remaining resources which are 50 years or older but have minimum significance due to lack of association with the historic fabric or character of the Township of Thornbury.

Historic Resource Indexes by Address

HR #001, 002 Class 2 Survey Form, 1254/1256 Thornbury Road & 760 W Street Road; Davis/Darlington Farm

66-3-2 1254 Thornbury Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-3-2 1254 Thornbury Rd. Tech Report

HR #003 Class 3 Survey Form, 137 Leadline Lane, Abraham Darlington House

HR #004 Class 2 Survey Form, 2 E Street Road, Joseph Brinton House

66-1-4.3 2 E. Street Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-1-4.3 2 E. Street Rd Tech Report

HR #005 Class 2 Survey Form, 1200 S Concord Road

HR #006 Class 2 Survey Form, 1260 S Concord Road

HR #007 Class 3 Survey Form, 750 S Westbourne Road

HR #008 Class 2 Survey Form, 756 S Westbourne Road

66-2-6.3A 756 South Westbourne Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-2-6.3A 756 South Westbourne Rd Tech Report

HR #009 Class 2 Survey Form, 750 E Street Road

HR #010 Class 2 Survey Form, 720 E Street Road

HR #011 Class 2 Survey Form, 870 E Street Road

66-2-11 870 East Street Rd Tech Report

HR #012 Class 2 Survey Form, 740 E Street Road; Lenape Stock Farm

66-2-4 740 East Street Rd Tech Report

HR #013 Class 1 NR Form,920 E Street Road; William Barnard Residence

HR #013 Class 1 Survey Form, 920 E Street Road

HR #014 Class 3 Survey Form, 1020 E Street Road

HR #015 Class 2 Survey Form, 1400 E Street Road

66-2-39 1400 E. Street Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-2-39 1400 E. Street Road Tech Report

HR #016 Class 2 PHMC Survey Form, 1231 Cheyney Thornton Road; Thomas Dallett House

HR #016 Class 2 Survey Form

HR #017 Class 2 Survey Form, 1230 Cheyney Thornton Road; Ann Jeffries House

66-2-37 1230 Cheyney Thornton Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-2-37 1230 Cheyney Thornton Rd Tech Report

HR #018, 019 Class 2 PHMC NR Form,1255 Cheyney Road, Squire Cheyney Farm

HR #018, 019 Class 2 Survey Form

HR #020 Class 2 Survey Form, 1303 Creek Road; Cheyney Shops

66-2-53 1303 Creek Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-2-53 1303 Creek Rd Tech Report

HR #021 Class 2 Survey Form, 1343 Creek Road

66-2-52 1343 Creek Road Tech Report

HR #022 Class 3 Survey Form, 680 E Street Road

HR #023 Class 2 Survey Form, 500 Thornton Road

HR #024 Class 2 Survey Form, 1281 S Westtown Road

HR #025 Class 2 Survey Form, 1275/1269 Creek Road

66-2-34.1 1275 Creek Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-2-34.1 1275 Creek Rd Tech Report

HR #026 Class 2 Survey Form, 1257 Westtown Thornton Road; Robert Cassatt House/St. Vincent’s School

66-2-26 1257 Westtown Thornton Rd Tech Report

HR #027 Class 3 Survey Form, 1370 Westtown Thorton Road

HR #028 Class 2 Survey Form, 1357 Westtown Thornton Road

66-2-23 1357 Westtown Thornton Rd Tax Assessment Records

66-2-23 1357 Westtown Thornton Rd Tech Report

HR #029 Class 2 PHMC Survey Form, 1375 S Concord Road; The Beehive

HR #029 Class 2 Survey Form

HR #030 Class 2 Survey Form, 1350 S Concord

66-4-18.4C 1350 S. Concord Rd. Tech Report

HR #031 Class 2 Survey Form, 1340 S Concord Road

66-4-18 1340 S. Concord Rd. Tax Assessment Records

66-4-18 1340 S. Concord Rd. Tech Report

HR #032 Class 2 Survey Form, 1339 S Concord Road; Greystone

HR #033 Class 2 Survey Form,1333 S Concord Road

HR #034 Class 2 Survey Form, 1311 S Concord Road

HR #035 Class 2 Survey Form, 1 Huntrise Lane

HR #036 Class 2 Survey Form,1315 S Concord Road

66-2-8 1315 S. Concord Rd. Tax Assessment Records

66-2-8 1315 S. Concord Rd. Tech Report

HR #037 Class 2 Survey Form, 1300 S Concord Road; Rokeby/Brian’s House

66-2-1.2E 1300 S. Concord Rd Tax Assessment Records66-2-1.2E 1300 S. Concord Rd. Tech Report

HR #038 Class 2 Survey Form, 4 Huntrise Lane, Rokeby Tenant House

HR #039 Class 3 Survey Form, 2 Huntrise Lane

HR #040 Class 3 Survey Form, 3 Huntrise Lane

HR #041 Class 3 Survey Form, 890 E Street Road

HR #042 Class 3 Survey Form, 30 Dilworthtown Road

HR #043 Class 3 Survey Form, 10 County Lane

HR #044 Class 3 Survey Form, 20 County Lane

HR #045 Class 3 Survey Form, 30 County Lane

HR #046 Class 3 Survey Form, 880 E Street Road

HR #047 Class 1 Survey Form, Brandywine Battlefield

HR #047 Class 1 NHL – NR Form

HR #048 Class 2 Survey Form, 1295 S New Street

66-3-5 1295 S. New St Tax Assessment Records

66-3-5 1295 S. New St Tech Report

HR #049 Class 3 Survey Form, 609 Cricklewood Road

HR #050 Class 3 Survey Form, 220 W Street Road

HR #052 Class 4 Survey Form, 126 E Street Road

HR #053 Class 4 Survey Form, 330 E Street Road

HR #082 Class 4 Survey Form, 1206 Westtown Thornton Road

HR #083 Class 2 Survey Form, 1220 Westtown Thornton Road

HR #084 Class 4 Survey Form, 1390 Westtown Thornton Road

HR #085 Class 3 Survey Form, 1367 Westtown Thornton Road

HR #086 Class 2 Survey Form, 1275 Westtown Thornton Road

HR #087 Class 4 Survey Form, 1220 Cheyney Road

HR #088 Class 3 Survey Form, 1406 E Street Road

HR #089 Class 4 Survey Form, 1393 Creek Road

HR #090 Class 3 Survey Form, 1383 Creek Road

HR #091, 151, 152 Class 2 Survey Form, 850 E Street Road; Westtown Train Station; WC & Phila. RR

HR #092 Class 4 Survey Form, 672 Cheyney Road

HR #093 Class 4 Survey Form, 674 Cheyney Road

HR #094 Class 4 Survey Form, 676 Cheyney Road

HR #125 Class 3 Survey Form, 555 Dilworthtown Road

HR #126 Class 4 Survey Form, 595 Dilworthtown Road

HR #127 Class 4 Survey Form, 1386 Brinton Lake Road

HR #128 Class 4 Survey Form, 1380 Brinton Lake Road

HR #129 Class 4 Survey Form, 625 Dilworthtown Road

HR #130 Class 3 Survey Form, 301 Dilworthtown Road

HR #131 Class 4 Survey Form, 365 Dilworthtown Road

HR #132 Class 4 Survey Form, 425 Dilworthtown Road

HR #133 Class 2 Survey Form, 1326 S Concord Road

HR #134 Class 1 Bridge NR Form, E Street Road

HR #134 Class 1 Bridge Survey Form

HR #135 Class 4 Bridge Survey Form, Westtown Station Bridge

HR #149 Class 2 Survey Form, Truth Road; Glen Burnie/Armstrong House

HR #150 Class 2 Survey Form, Cheyney University

Thornbury Estates

Thornbury Estates California Ranch

Thornbury Estates Dormer Split Level

Thornbury Estates Front Gable Split Level

Thornbury Estates Jetty Split Level

Thornbury Estates L-plan Split Level

Thornbury Estates Ranch

Historic Preservation Commission Minutes