Self-guided walks in Glebe NSW 2037 Australia

Explore the many facets of our fascinating and historic suburb of Glebe with this set of self-guided walks. A great guide for visitors, and new insights for residents

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Margaretta Cottage (quoted variously as c1829-36/1845, remodeled 1860)

Architect: Michael Golden
Address: 6 Leichhardt Street
Style: Post-Regency
Status: Heritage item. Classified by the National Trust

Margaretta Cottage (quoted variously as c1829-36/1845, remodeled 1860)

Margaretta Cottage predates Bellevue by several decades. It displays a simple classical style and although there is some question about its original date, it is still regarded as a valuable example of an early Glebe cottage. It is possible that it was contemporaneous with Toxteth Park.

Architect Graham Jahn describes Margaretta Cottage as “wonderful and unassuming”. It is a single-storey stucco cottage with a central dormer in the slate roof with dentils to eaves, a wide north-facing verandah with a draped metal roof, and cast iron columns. The present owner believes the French doors were part of the subsequent remodelling. There is a small addition to the west end. The building is set well back on a block replete with lawn and cottage garden, a cast iron fence and stone gateposts.

Margaretta Cottage is the venue for some of the concert performances in the annual Glebe Music Festival.

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More Information

  1. Michael Golden
  2. Fitzgerald, S; Sydney 1842-1992; Hale & Iremonger; 1992 (re Michael Golden)
  3. Regency style
  4. Jahn, G; Sydney Architecture; Watermark Press; 1997
  5. Definition: Dentil: one of a series of small separated rectangular blocks forming part of a cornice.
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