Bishopscourt, Darling Point facts for kids
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|Architectural style||Victorian Gothic Revival|
|Location||11A Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point, Municipality of Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia|
|Client||Thomas Sutcliffe Mort|
|Design and construction|
|Official name||Bishopscourt; Greenoaks|
|Type||State heritage (complex / group)|
|Designated||2 April 1999|
|Category||Parks, Gardens and Trees|
Bishopscourt, Darling Point is a heritage-listed residence and former archbishop's residence at 11A Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point, Municipality of Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by J. F. Hilly (1846), Edmund Blacket (1859) and Leslie Wilkinson (1935) and built from 1846 to 1849 by Thomas Woolley (1841); Thomas Sutcliffe Mort. It is also known as Bishopscourt and Greenoaks. Up until December 2015, the property was owned by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney; and is now privately owned. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
Originally known as Greenoaks, Bishopscourt was designed by Edmund Blacket. A cottage originally occupied the site, and the owner, Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, built the sandstone Gothic Revival mansion around this building, circa 1850-1860. Further extensions were made in 1935 after being designed by Leslie Wilkinson. The exterior features Tudor windows and carved doors and crests. The interior was based on the Palace of Westminster and is considered to be an outstanding example of Blacket's work, with stained-glass windows, tiled floors, an elaborate staircase and panelled library. The house was later acquired by the Anglican Church of Australia and became the official residence of the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney.
The Church sold the property in December 2015 for A$18 million.
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