Cropley House


Cropley House, named after the first superintendent of the William Thompson Masonic School, Rupert Sydney Cropley, is a stately two storey Inter-war Georgian Revival mansion situated off Watkins Road, Baulkham Hills.

By 1925 the school was in need of expansion and arrangements were made for the senior boys to be housed in a hostel away from the main buildings of the school. It was a building that could accommodate up to 100 boys and was located on land purchased in 1923. The building's construction was completed in 1927 for the price of 13,152 pounds.

The original building had a dining hall downstairs along with a large assembly hall. On this level were also the staff rooms, pantries, a 'boot' room, visitors wash rooms and the private quarters for the Deputy Superintendent and Matron. Upstairs were four dormitories, each accommodating 24 boys, bathrooms and lockers.

Cropley House is now available as a reception centre, with the cottage style garden setting and 6 function rooms catering for engagements, weddings and special functions. Many of the original features of the building such as terrazzo floors and original hardware have been retained.

Please note: Cropley House is not booked through the Council venues team.

Please contact Cropley House directly with any enquiries.


Contact Information

Postal address PO Box A240 Sydney South NSW 1235

Onsite/Sales – Kizia McLean - Sales Manager


M: 0425 356 700


84 Watkins Rd, Baulkham Hills 2145  View Map

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