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FERNSHAW

Location

4 WESTERN BEACH GEELONG, GREATER GEELONG CITY

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1129

Heritage Overlay Number

HO137

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

1. All the buildings known as Fernshaw, comprising the main house marked B1 and the former stables/coach house marked B2, on Plan No. 601035 endorsed by the Chair, Historic Buildings ... more

Statement of Significance

Fernshaw was constructed in 1876, on land overlooking Corio Bay, for successful woolbroker and businessman, Hugh Murray Strachan. It was designed by prolific Geelong architects, Davidson and Henderson, who were responsible for a large number of Western District houses in the 1870s, after establishing their practice in Geelong in 1869. On his father’s death in 1875, Hugh Strachan took over the Geelong wool-broking firm of Strachan and ... more

Year Construction Ended 1876
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Picturesque Gothic
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY

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