Grange is listed on the Australian Heritage Commission National
Estate Register, The Heritage Victoria Register, and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register
as a significant property.
It is located at the river end of Fernleigh Street off West Fyans Street in Newton, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Melways map reference 228A B12 (pre 2000 edition), and 451 J7 (2000 edition).
Visitors are most welcome.
Individual or group guided tours.
Grange is an elegant intact brick villa, built in 1855 for merchant
Jonathan Porter O'Brien who had emigrated from Liverpool. The
architecture is Picturesque Gothic Revival with steep gables and unusual
decorative timber bargeboards and verandah parapet. The interior contains
early Victorian antique furniture and objects collected according to an 1856
auction inventory. The garden, with lawns sloping towards the Barwon
River, is reconstructed with plant species derived from 19th century catalogues.
Barwon Grange as a whole entity is an historically and culturally significant property. It is a surviving example of a Geelong riverside residence from early settlement. Its significance is derived from the property's siting on the river, its resultant views and its historical links with the broader history of Geelong. This significance is also strongly supported by the architectural integrity of the house and the quality of its preservation.
Grange is open to the public at the following times - PLEASE CONTACT
The Grange (03) 5221 3906 for CURRENT opening times as these could be
1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday of each month
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Christmas & Public Holidays that fall
on a Sunday
Barwon Grange open at any time by booking ahead.
Prices (include GST) -
PLEASE CONTACT The Grange (03) 5221 3906 for CURRENT prices as these could
be out-of-date :-
Grange, Fernleigh Street, Newtown, Vic 3220
Grange is an ideal location for your private function :-
* Weddings * Special birthdays
* Anniversaries *
National Trust of Australia
Created by : Susie Zada
© 2011 Susie Zada, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia, for Barwon Grange
Last revised : September 08, 2011