This must be what Charles Dickens had in mind in 'Great Expectations' as Satis House, where lived the haughty but sad, Miss Haversham, left at the alter all those years earlier. This terrace is one of many similar in the area, and was probably built in the 1880s when many similar terraces were also built in nearby Paddington.
This is the corner of Ruthven & Gowrie Streets in Mill Hill. Surely, no one resides behind this vine! However, the vine looks to be alive, so I shall return in the spring.
Yesterday, I was telling you the story of Henry Hough's 10 acre Hope Farm, and its windmill. Thanks to a very recent research paper by the Local Studies Librarian at Waverley Library, here is the last standing windmill of its type in Sydney, demolished about 1885. The sketch is by Samuel Elyard and is dated 1868.
Here are the opening scenes to the 1946 Lean 'Great Expectations' film, with the wonderful Finlay Currie, who scared the living daylights out of me the first time I saw the film in the early '60s. Lots of scary wind in the opening scene but, alas, no windmill.