LEYTON AND ROCHFORD

Location

224-226 MOORABOOL STREET GEELONG, Greater Geelong City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H0562

Heritage Overlay Number

HO163

Level of Significance

Registered

79636

Extent of Registration

AMENDMENT OF REGISTER OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Historic Building No. 562, Leyton and Rochford, 224-226 Moorabool Street, Geelong (to the extent of the whole of the buildings and the whole of the title Volume 9117 Folio 154).
[Victoria Government Gazette No. 41 28 March 1984 p. 966]

Statement of Significance

This pair of semi-detached town-houses, was built about 1850. It is one of the few surviving buildings designed by the important Geelong architects, Surplice & Sons. The style of the building is innovative and most elegantly executed. It is a rare example of townhouses designed as villas. The building reflects the lifestyle of the upper middle class of Geelong in the 19th Century. It has an association with Graham Berry the local member who was a leading radical and protectionist. He was Treasurer, three times Chief Secretary (Premier), Agent General and finally Speaker. Other distinguished Geelong citizens associated with the building, include Dr Charles T Mackin, John Cullen and William Charles Kernot.

The building remains little altered. The front verandas are later additions. Minor alterations have occurred internally.

Year Construction Started 1850
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Regency
Heritage Act Categories Registered place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY

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