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Mansion Mittagong

By architect Webb, Charles , 1869



Twentyman, Richard Molesworth, Robert A

Street details

St Kilda
St Kilda
Grey St (west side bet Jackson St & Neptune St. MMBW ref.)

Building details

58 A9

Construction details

Webb, Charles

Source, Ilustrations and Features

Argus, 26 Aug 1869, p 3 - Charles Webb calls tenders for 20 rm dwghse & outbldgs, Grey St, StK; Building Times, 8 Oct 1869, p 5 - Charles Webb has let contract for res, St Kilda, to Edmund Denbigh for �4,442; Annotation by Raggatt identifies this as Vardy plan No. 4 N W , lot 36. Argus, 29 May 1880, p 3 - for sale, Mittagong, res of the late Richard Twentyman, Grey St, StK, by Charles Webb, dng, drwg, breakfst rms, study, picture gallery, lavatories, pantry, 5 brs, bthrm, boudoir, kitch, stables, fernery, conservatory. Argus, 25 Nov 1880, p 3. Auction notice, Mittagong, the superb res of the late Richard Twentyman, in Grey St adjoining the mansion of J L Currie. Massive ornamental balcony and verandah etc, extensive description. Argus, 11 Dec 1880, p 3. Instructed by Mrs Twentyman to sell furniture at Mittagong. Extensive description. TS Note: Richard Twentyman was renting Barham House when Barham House and the adjoining land to the south was sold in 1869. Mittagong was constructed on the land adjoining Barham House to the north. See also entry for 'Fernleigh' qv, which appears to have stood on this site [or part of it] before the construction of Mittagong. S&M 1870, 1871, Twentyman, Richard, 'Barham House', Grey St, St K, S&M 1872, Twentyman, Richard, 'Mittagong', Grey St, St K Argus, 9 Dec 1893, p 7. To let. St Leonard's, Church Square. Apply R Molesworth 'Mittagong'. S&M 1897 Molesworth, Robert A, 39 Grey St (west side betw Jackson St & Neptune St)
LTAF 311 H87.91/1 Donald McDonald photo, 'Residence of Richard Twentyman' ca 1860-79 [not sighted] - LTL catalogue incorrectly identifies this as Barham House. Same pic, LT 792859 [large printout on file] Same pic, City of Port Phillip collection, in Raggatt 'St Kilda', app A, p 40 apparently also mislabelled Barham House.