30 October 1916 Subdivision LP7493 surveyed and approved by Shire of Lilydale on 31 December 1916, This land becomes part of lot 2.
24 February 1917 Part Crown Allotment 23A2 owned by John Edmond Taylor and Australias Sharp
27 February 1924 Transferred from Taylor and Sharp to Emily Rosa Whisson (vol 4820 fol 963824)
7 September 1928 Caveat 77119 lodged, possibly giving Walling an interest in the land
1933 lot 15 created with subdivision LP13762 from existing lot 2 (LP7493)
16 October 1935 EW shown as owner of lot 15 on Certificate of Title vol 6009 fol 1201619
16 November 1939 Lot 15 (and lots 13 and 14) transfered from EW to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401-403 Collins Street, Melbourne with covenant 'that not more than one dwellinghouse with proper appurtenances may be erected on anyone of the above described Lots and that any such house may not be erected except in accordance with a design to be approved of in writing by Edna Margaret Walling and that the said land may not be used for the purpose of poultry or pig farming or for the agistment of live stock other than live stock for domestic use' .[vol 6009 fol 1201619; vol 6351 fol 1270036]
1939 'In an Edna Walling garden', The Age, n.d. [c. October 1979, article in real estate section to be treated with much scepticism], Address given as 130 Cardigan Road: 'Winty began in a small way in 1922 when Miss Edna Walling built it for a client. It was simply a one-room cottage, thick-walled, with large windows, a good burner of a fireplace and a soaring roof in the best Edna Walling tradition. Then, in 1939, as Edna Walling wrote in "Home Beautiful" magazine, Winty "grew up", or at least gained more rooms ... '
Surely someone, waking early, must have seen the vigorously striding figure of a woman walking through these lovely gardens, to vanish like the mist that sometime hangs here in the early hours?
But we live in a hard-headed age, and its over-fanciful to assume that the spirit of Edna Walling walks through the Bickleigh Vale area she created long ago. No doubt something of her is preserved in the houses she built here...
'Winty' began in a small way in 1922 when Edna Walling built it for a client.It was simply a one-room cottage, Thick walled with large windows, a good burner of a fireplace and a soaring roof in the best Edna Walling tradition. Then in 1939, Winty grew up, or at least gained more rooms - a bathroom, a room that is now a hall, a kitchen and an upstairs bedroom. Much later, before 1979, two more bedrooms had been added. The beauty of all this extension work, was that it was done in the spirit of the original.