Lascelles Terrace: 6-8 Errard Street Nth. Ballarat, Victoria

Along with Ballarat Terrace, the Edwardian styled Lascelles Terrace is among the most impressive two storey Victorian terrace homes to be found in Ballarat. 

Lascelles Terrace: 6-8 Errard Street Nth.  Ballarat, Victoria

Lascelles Terrace: 6-8 Errard Street Nth. Ballarat, Victoria

The large and highly detailed red brick short row pair of houses has mirrored features consisting of a prominent triangular pediment on each flanked by two smaller pedimented pilasters to form Palladian motifs.  A large round shell motif and keystone and protruding cornice ledge give the terraces a landmark quality.  Twin cast iron columns with large composite capitals separate finely executed cast iron filligree.  However the rest of the terrace behind the elaborate facade is a subdued red brick composition with sparsely separated cream brick string courses.

Lascelles Terrace is heritage protected locally as part of the City of Greater Ballarat heritage overlay HO120.

I’m not exactly sure of the date the terrace was built, but the style suggests circa 1891-92. It may have been named for Edward Harewood Lascelles (or the township he established and was named after him). Lascelles was an enterprising pastoralist, who also had interests in Geelong and Victorian railways at about the time this terrace was built1.

  1. http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050076b.htm

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