1880s iron house built by Bishop Linton and architect John Sulman
Letters to Mary
This collection includes illustrated letters written by her father, Bishop Anderson and letters and cards from her brothers, Sleeman and Ralph sent during active service in World War I.
Hugh Linton’s dental tools
Returning from England to the Riverina in 1910, Linton worked with Bishop Anderson. He ministered to many and was known to participate in boxing challenges.
The Hidden Garden
The enclosed rose garden with a rose-covered archway over the central path leading towards the little wooden summer house
From the garden
The ‘found’ roses remain a living reminder of Bishop Anderson’s love of gardening
The Linton family clock
Manufactured by Ringo-Freres, Paris, c. 1850
Bishop’s Lodge Historic House is a remarkable iron house and outbuildings designed and built in 1888 by Bishop Sydney Linton and architect, John Sulman. It incorporates innovative design ideas for mitigating Hay’s extreme summer heat.
Bishop’s Lodge is surrounded by a heritage garden featuring a remarkable collection of historic roses, some of which are unique.
The house was the residence for the Anglican Bishop of the Riverina. The small but significant collection is based around the families who lived there, its use as a hostel for school boys in the 1930s and 1940s, the heritage roses and the work of the volunteer management committee since 1985.
Bishop’s Lodge welcomes visitors six afternoons a week and arrangements can be made for group visits at other times with prior discussion.