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With thanks to Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society. The society meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-3pm, at Lancefield courthouse, in Main Rd, Lancefield.
Seymour Cottage has no shortage of doors – its walls are made from them.
The cottage is one of the first three residences built in Romsey. It was constructed in 1855 from pairs of meranti timber doors imported from Singapore in the early 1850s.
For almost 60 years it was the home of Sidney and Elizabeth Seymour and their family.
The cottage is a fine example of a rare pre-fabricated home and is one of only 104 on the register of pre-fabricated homes in Victoria.
This Sunday (March 3), at the cpen day at Seymour Cottage, second-hand books will be on sale as a fundraiser for the restoration of the cottage. A wide range of history books, biographies, novels and collectables will be available.
✍️ Fay Woodhouse
📷 Kylie McKay
📘 Seymour Cottage Romsey: 165 Years of History and Heritage, by Fay Woodhouse, can be purchased from the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society for $15.
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