Aberglasslyn, New South Wales

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Aberglasslyn
MaitlandNew South Wales
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Aberglasslyn House
Population 2,857 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2320
LGA(s) City of Maitland
Region Hunter
State electorate(s) Maitland
Federal Division(s) Hunter

Aberglasslyn is a rapidly expanding suburb of Maitland, located in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales Australia.

Description and history[edit]

Originally known as "The Country Estate", Aberglasslyn was surrounded by paddocks and bushland which have now been developed into numerous sub-divisions such as "The Sanctuary" and "Weblands Wonderland". Aberglasslyn provides views of the hills of Maitland Vale and Rosebrook, situated near the Hunter River. It still retains some bushland which has been listed as a nature reserve.

Aberglasslyn House (circa 1840), a private residence, looks over a bend in the Hunter River and is built completely out of sandstone. Aberglasslyn House is one of the most important early Colonial homes in Australia. With its vast cellars, this early stone mansion has the potential to become the only "chateau style" boutique vineyard in the Hunter. It was built by George Hobler, and designed by John Verge who was born in Christchurch, Dorset, England.[2]

The name is said to be a combination of "Aberdeen" and "Glasgow".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Aberglasslyn (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.nationaltrust.com.au/aberglasslyn.html
  3. ^ "PLACE NAMES.". The Australian Women's Weekly (1932-1982) (1932-1982: National Library of Australia). 13 May 1964. p. 61. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 


Coordinates: 32°41′40.76″S 151°32′4.59″E / 32.6946556°S 151.5346083°E / -32.6946556; 151.5346083