Open House: Rocky Vale Villa, Maiden GullyBendigo & District Branch, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

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Open House: Rocky Vale Villa, Maiden Gully

A visit to Rocky Vale Villa and the story of English stonemason William Beebe Snr who built it from local quarried sandstone and granite over 20 years from the early 1870's.

The residence is testament to the skill and perseverance of its builder, who died the year the house was completed (1891). Beebe’ stonework is found at cemeteries throughout the Bendigo area. The property is also associated with two of Beebe’s sons, William and John, who were also local stonemasons and architects, with John eventually forming a partnership with noted Bendigo architect, William Vahland; and William later becoming Mayor of the City of Bendigo (Criterion H). Rocky Vale Villa is a rare local example of a substantial two-storey stone house built in the picturesque Gothic Revival mode. It is protected by a Greater Bendigo Council heritage overlay, however, its recent story needs to be told . It is hoped that members of the Beebe family can also add to its known history.

A house that is rarely seen but so many admire its photographs.

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Rocky Vale Villa, Marong Road Service Road, Maiden Gully, Victoria

Proceed to the intersection of Marong Road and Specimen Hill Road and travel west down Marong Road and follow the signs.
Call 0447473674 if you are having difficulty finding venue.



Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Other things
you need to know:
The property is not accessible for everyone as you will need to walk in over rough ground. You will need to leave your car at the properties entrance so make sure you wear walking shoes. There are no facilities and is not recommended for children and people with mobility difficulties.