In 1823 Thomas McDougall received a land grant of 360 hectares on the banks of the Hunter River opposite the thriving village of West Maitland. This land was to become known as Lorn.
In 1911 planning was well underway to make Lorn a Garden Suburb with street plantations, with subdivisions of the land divided between the McDougall family by 1923 today’s Lorn was made.
In 1927 it was stated, "the fine suburb of Lorn is regarded as a model residential area".
Set just a short walk from Maitland CBD via the Belmore Bridge, Lorn is a small yet often lively village with just the right amount of amenities at hand.
Icky Sticky bakery - renowned for its exquisite cakes and pastries _ and JERF wholefood Cafe are some of the favourites food spots among both locals and visitors, and if you like Indian food then Royal Spoon is outstanding. Steeped in history, this ‘chocolate box suburb features period homes, beautiful cottage gardens, boasting roses in droves and a warm community feel.
Close to sought-after primary schools, Lorn Bowling Club and a stone’s throw from the Hunter River, this pretty pocket is home to professionals, families and long-standing residents, who enjoy this stunning heritage suburb of Maitland.
From the experts
“Lorn is well known and respected as the boutique, garden suburb of Maitland with it fine heritage history and some of the finest period residences in the region.
It continues to gain popularity as one of the most sought after lifestyle areas with its village atmosphere of Jacaranda lined streets, high quality cafes and restaurants, beauticians, doctors, local supermarket, bottle shop, butcher and newsagency.”
Rhonda Nyquist, PRD Hunter Valley