Abercrombie House, Bathurst

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Abercrombie House was built in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia in the 1870s by the Stewart family who were Bathurst pioneers. William Stewart came to Australia from England in 1825 as part of the colonisation of the penal colony (Australia). William was the Lieutenant Governor General of New South Wales; which meant he was hypothetically 2nd in command to running Australia. William was given land in Bathurst as a reward for doing his job well. William Stewart's eldest son James built Abercrombie House. The house is considered to be of extreme historical significance. It is listed on the National Trust Register. It is also on the New South Wales Heritage Register and the Australian Heritage Database which describes it as "an outstanding example of Victorian Tudor style architecture. It is built of granite with sandstone dressing to the quoins and window surrounds, and there are two storeys together with an attic floor. The building's most striking feature is its array of curvilinear parapeted gables topped by iron finials." The 50acre land and house is currently owned by the Rex Henry Morgan Family. Since 1969 the Morgan family has made major restorations to the house. The House is currently occupied by Christopher Morgan and his family.The Stewart FamilyJames Horne Stewart, the son of William Stewart built Abercrombie House in about 1870. It was then called “The Mount” and took eight years to construct. A photo taken 15 years after its construction was included in an 1893 Brochure on Bathurst and is shown on the right. James lived there until his death in 1920 when he was 95 years of age.James was born in 1825 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came with his family to Australia at the age of ten in 1835. In 1855 he married at Toxteth Park in Sydney Harriet Eliza Boyce who was the daughter of the Rev. William Boyce, a very prominent clergyman. The couple had five children, three sons and two daughters.
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  • Very big, dark house, full of lots of knick knacks. Many stories about different features and past residents. Nice gardens.  more »
  • Full of history and a real country experience. A real must for anyone living or visiting Bathurst that wants to learn about the culture and history!  more »
  • Amazing old house, almost like a small castle ! Full of interesting artefacts from everywhere . Huge collection for a private house . Lovely owners willing to share their own home . Well worth a visit...  more »
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  • It must have been a luxurious and glorious home in its day. Many fixtures were still the original but very few contents were. Great effort in acquiring old artifacts from around the world to try to refurbish such a large house
  • A marvellous mansion with incredible history and museum like interior. Magnificent!
  • Lovely historical house to visit,loads to see in all rooms well worth the visit!
  • Historical place, but with poor management and not maintaining the property properly, it looks dilapidated whereas they charge a hefty entree free, feel like being ripped off. It does not worth visiting there.
  • Wonderful place.Full of history.Owner was a great host.Good to see it was not lost.
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