Windback Wednesday - Chiverton House

Constructed in 1880-81, this two-storey mansion of random bluestone with rendered quoins was built for merchant John Nankivell who leased it to Harry Bickford of the chemist firm A.M. Bickford & Sons.

In 1896, it was purchased by Jessie Ferguson, and remained the Ferguson family home for more than 40 years. The Community of the Sisters of the Church that operated the North Adelaide St Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School purchased the property in 1949 and relocated the School to this site in 1957. Chiverton now forms the administrative heart of St Peter's Girls' School.

Chiverton House and Gardens 1949. Burnside Local History Collection.

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