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Bricks - Hand made bricks from Partington house (Willis Vale) Greensborough

From the Collection of Greensborough Historical Society 34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Victoria

Description
Hand made clay bricks. light red in colour. All faces are flat.. One brick is chipped.
Size
22x11x6.5cm
Object Registration
101
Keywords
willis vale, partington family, greensborough, alan partington
Historical information
Bricks from "Willis Vale' home of the Partington family of Greensborough. Built in 1840, Willis Vale was owned by the Partington family from 1878 to 1947. It was a 2 storey house overlooking the Plenty River and set in 150 acres of farmland. The Partingtons moved out in 1947 and the house was vandalised shortly after. It was demolished in the 1950s.
When Made
1840c
Significance
The bricks are a link to pioneer homes and farms in the area.
Inscriptions & Markings
Accompanying note: Hand made bricks from Partington house in Greensborough. Donated by Alan Partington.
Last updated
20 Dec 2017 at 5:41PM