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With thanks to Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society. The society meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm, at Lancefield courthouse, in Main Rd, Lancefield.
Seymour Cottage has no shortage of doors – its walls are made from them.
The cottage, one of the oldest houses in Romsey, was built in the mid-1850s. For almost 60 years it was the home of Sidney and Elizabeth Seymour and their family.
The rare prefabricated cladding, formed from Singapore-made pairs of meranti timber doors, makes it even more significant.
Now in the care of the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society, the cottage is included in a campaign for all 104 surviving portable buildings imported to Australia in the 19th century to be World Heritage Listed.
📘 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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