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Mansion Roseneath [MMBW]

By architect , 1870 pre



Roseneath [MMBW]
Clarke, Lewis [1858] Clarke, William John Turner [1870-4] Hearn, James & Mary [-1882-4-] Helen (n´┐ŻBoadle) [-1887-] Fraser, W G Wilkinson, Mrs

Street details

Woodland St [south side, immediately opposite Napier Park near end of Noble Av]

Building details

16 G12-H12; 28 G1-G2

Construction details

Williams, Frederick Gibbins, John Frederick
1870 pre

Source, Ilustrations and Features

Sinclair, Gardeners' Journal, I, 12 [May 1856], pp 189-90. Fernihirst, near Essendon, the estate [of W Kerr] with a good house. 'In this district are many beautiful gardens and country seats, those of J Duncan, - Lyons, - Rickets, T Napier, J Reilly, - Clarke, - Johnson and - Manning being among the best. Argus, 10 Apr 1878, p 3 - FW tenders for general repairs &c to Roseneath, Ess. Argus, 5 Oct 1878, p 3. Auction notice, 'Roseneath', 6 rooms and outhouses, on 23 acres with frontages to Woodlands St, Napier St, & Five Mile Creek. Near the res of Thos Napier & A Wright. Argus, 18 Sept 1880, p 2. Auction notice, 'Roseneath', formerly occ by the late W J T Clarke, Woodlands St, opp 'Rosstrevor Hall'. Description. S&M 1882 JH, Woodlands St, Essendon Argus, 4 Mar 1884, p 3 - JFG calls tenders for extensive altns, reps, pntg to res of JH, Essendon S&M 1885 JE, Woodlands St, Essendon [no side given, cnr Lincoln Rd, later Carnavon Rd] Lenore Frost [ed], Sam Merrifield's House Names Index - Essendon & District [1996], p 30. Quotes Essendon & Flemington Chronicle, 2 Oct 1885. Sir Wm Clarke's father died here [ie at 'Roseneath'], now occupied by his nephew, James Hearn, has been sold to W G Fraser [auctioneer] of Essendon & Mrs Wilkinson, of Toorak. Michael Clarke, Clarke of Rupertswood 1831-1897 (Melbourne 1995), p 7 WJTC in 1840 brought out his brother Lewis and his married sister Louisa Hearn, with their families; p 46 - by the end of 1870 WJTC couldn't walk, and moved with 4 male nurses to the former home of Lewis Clarke [d 1858], Roseneath, Woodlands St, Essendon, on several acres of land; p 72 - he died 1874. Henderson, Pioneer Families, p 221 - Dalzel Hearn, son of J&MHH, born Roseneath, North Essendon, 1887