Northern residential suburb named after free settler Robert Pymble (1788–1861) who acquired a land grant in 1823. Subdivision began in the early 1880s in anticipation of the building of the north shore railway line in 1890.



by Zeny Edwards, 2010 Creative Commons License

Granted to Robert Pymble, a free settler from Hertfordshire, the area which was to become Pymble was farmland and orchards for most of the nineteenth century. Development followed the railway line, and Pymble became a desirable leafy suburb.
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Pymble demographics

Sketch, proposed house at Pymble c1925
Pymble train station 1968
Ampol service station on the Pacific Highway, Pymble 1950s