'Talerddig' is a single storied house built during 1868-69 for moulder Allen Ramsay. Some front rooms were added in 1881 and the living room in 1890. The dwelling is constructed in face brickwork. The encircling timber and iron verandah is the main feature of the house. Other features are the projecting bay window and the front door.
'Talerddig' forms part of the important historic townscape of Castlemaine. Architecturally, the essential Boom Style house is fairly typical, yet exhibits elements of the conservative classical revival period; notably the entrance and the bay windows to the verandah. The elevated floor level is unusual and of note, asare the patterns of the frieze and brackets and also the balustrade detailing.
'Talerddig' is largely intact and in good condition.
Classified: 'Regional' 04/03/1971
Upgraded: 'State' 03/08/1998