The Grange: Echoes of Bygone Eras

The Grange is holding an open day! You are invited to join one of the tours through the heritage listed property now owned by Barker College for the outdoor education program. Step back in time and learn about the significant history, architecture, and natural wonder of this beautiful place.

The Grange is the earliest of the country retreats in Mount Victoria, built in 1876 for William Richman Piddington by the famous Architect John Horbury Hunt. The main house has always been known as The Grange; however, the property has also been known as Fairy Dell Estate. From 1914 through to the 1930s The Grange was run as a guesthouse and mountain retreat and was a popular tourist spot and honeymoon destination. In the late 1930s the property was listed for sale and was eventually purchased by the Children Special Service Mission (CCSM) and Scripture Union, to be used primarily for conferences and camps for church youth groups. In 1989, The Grange was purchased by Barker College.

You are invited to visit the site throughout the day where staff will be able to show you through the property. Two tours will run at 10:30am and 1:30pm followed by tea and biscuits.

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48 Selsdon Street, Mount Victoria, New South Wales

Parking is available on site, and the property is 15-minute walk from Mount Victoria train station.


9am to 4pm

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Less than 50
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