Cobbitty Paddocks was the original name for Ellis Lane, which lies within a loop of the Nepean River. The later name recognises a teamster, Solomon Ellis, whose son farmed the property “Fernleigh”. Dairy farming became the prime industry however, farms gradually disappeared following recent difficulties in the dairy industry and land becoming more valuable for housing development.
Some turf growing and market gardening is still conducted in the area. The creation of additional new housing subdivisions continues to increase the population density and gradually transform the rural nature of Ellis Lane.
(Information provided by Camden Historical Society, Camden Council Library Service and Camden Council Community Profile)