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Colour photo of an ornately decorated entry hall of nineteenth century town house whose interior was heavily influenced by the elaborate style of the Aesthetic movement.
Black and white photograph of the exterior of an elaborate town house mansion.
Drawing or engraving of the exterior of an elaborate town house mansion.

Mandeville Hall

Joseph Reed 1867, Charles Webb 1877


The 13 acres of land on the north-east corner of Orrong and Malvern Roads in Toorak were initially purchased in 1867 for £933 by Alfred Watson, a soft goods tradesman, who had a 16-room mansion erected known as St George (probably designed by Joseph Reed). Then in 1877-8, under architect Charles Webb for Joseph Clarke, the mansion was enlarged and renamed Mandeville Hall. The London firm of Gillow & Co. designed and furnished the exquisite interiors. Restoration of the mansion began in the 1990s and has continued with generous support from the Loreto school community.

What's On

Guided tour of the principal ground floor rooms of the architecturally and historically significant 19th-century mansion.

Images: (1) Entrance Hall. (2) Mandeville Hall. (3) Mandeville Hall c.1878. All photos: courtesy Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 30 July
Tour runs 12pm
Running for 45 minutes in a group of 20
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Enter via Mandeville Crescent


10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak VIC 3142

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