Item #CL201-16 Plan Of Part Of The Toxteth Park Estate As Divided Into Allotments [Glebe]
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Plan Of Part Of The Toxteth Park Estate As Divided Into Allotments [Glebe]

1884. Lithograph, estate plan, 39 x 47.5cm. Repaired tears and old folds, strikethrough from handwritten text in ink verso.

The plan includes printer’s line “J. Allan Lithog., 2 Bridge St. [Sydney]” and shows named streets, landowners, numbered and measured portions and allotments, Toxteth House and “pleasure grounds”, chapel, garden, paddock, and base outlines of buildings. The inset depicts Glebe Peninsula, Pyrmont, Balmain and city of Sydney.

The Toxteth Park Estate was purchased around 1829 by London-born George Allen (1800–1877), who was the founder of Australia’s oldest law firm, Allens. He emigrated to Australia in 1816 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1822, the first to receive legal training in NSW.

This plan of the Toxteth Park Estate has historic significance as it shows the first European development in Glebe. It also provides evidence of the first subdivision of Glebe Point in 1884 and the proposed residential development by eldest son George Wigram Allen (1824–1885). The large allotments and the quality of the residential development are attributed to the control of the Allen family through covenants. Ref: Dictionary of Sydney; NSW Environment & Heritage; Freeman’s Journal, 22.3.1884.

Item #CL201-16

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

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