Record Details

NHER Number:45354
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old Buttery


A 19th century ornamental dairy, now converted into a house. Originally one storey tall, a second storey was added during the conversion.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 90139 98644
Map Sheet:TL99NW

Full description

Located by Home Farm, to northwest of Merton Park (NHER 30516).
Former dairy, now converted into house. Originally a rustic building. Probably built in 1847 or just after.
Roof formerly thatched, now pantiled. Formerly had tree trunk supports to eaves of encircling verandah; replaced with straight sawn timber posts. Upper storey added, pushed through original roof line.
Possibly built as a dower house; if so it is a late example.
Information from (S1), in file for NHER 8956.
D. Robertson (NLA), 26 June 2006.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) DAIRY (19th Century to Late 20th Century - 1847 AD to 1985 AD?)
  • HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1847 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: Garnier, R.. 2004. Merton Hall.. Georgian Group Journal. Vol XIV, pp 131-166. p 155.

Related records

30516Part of: Merton Park (Monument)

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