Your local Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society is requesting your assistance for the very significant and historic Seymour Cottage
The Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society Inc is the community’s guardian and repository for historic documents, artefacts and research on local history. The society is also the owner and maintainer of the government registered historic Seymour Cottage (c1856) and land in Palmer Street Romsey. Rather than calling it an asset Seymour Cottage is an 1856 heritage liability with many maintenance and restoration issues that are swamping the limited local funds that the society members generate. Grants and sponsorship are the big hope for restoration and meeting recurrent operational costs that are over and above our societies current resources.
A recent inspection documented the extent and real concern of extensive old termite damage especially effecting the stability of wall framing and contributing to potentially dangerous structural failures of several roof and ceiling support beams.
Consequent to this and the recent departure of the Cottage Coordinator the society is seeking to re-form the ‘Friends of Seymour Cottage’ advisory sub-committee under a new coordinator. The need is for strategic master planning and exploring financial support arrangements for preserving and restoring this important historic community asset. If you are currently or have previously been involved with Seymour Cottage and the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society please consider re-joining the Society and contributing to saving this important and unusual Gold Rush era building from the 1850s.
All your ideas and submissions are welcome to be lodged with the Secretary.
Further background to the Society
historic Seymour Cottage and land can be obtained from the Society’s Secretary
Or inspect the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR H2248) citation on the web at http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/4334