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Werribee Mansion

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Werribee Mansion

Built between 1874 and 1877 for Scottish-born brothers Thomas and Andrew Chirnside.

The architect was James Henry Fox.


Photos from my last trip to the Werribee Mansion.

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The Mansion.


The Grounds.


The rear of the mansion.


The Mansion Hotel.


The lake.


Farm implement shed.


Bellengers Cottage.


The Shadowfax Winery nearby.


The Victoria State Rose Garden next door.

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My brother and sister-in-law got married here on the huge balcony - the sofitel's facilities are exceptional as well.

A real western 'burbs gem.

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Inside the Werribee Mansion


The entrance.


The billiard room.


The grand staircase.


The upstairs saloon/ballroom/gallery/sitting room.


Inside the Grotto in the middle of the lake.

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The other Werribee Mansion:

The Manor

Built in 1895-6.

The architect was Alexander Hamilton.

Percy Chirnside, the son of Andrew Chirnside, built  "The Manor", a falling out with his elder brother George who inherited Werribee Mansion prevented him using the word "Werribee" when naming his new mansion.

The Manor was destroyed by fire in 1966.

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