Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Clarendon House in Winter.

Clarendon House is not far from Evandale, Tasmania, Australia. The house was built by James Cox about 1838. The house has servant quarters and many buildings within the grounds. The house is on the banks of the South Esk River and was used by the Cox family as a farm.
There of course is a fee to tour inside the house but it's worth it as it gives a good insight to how people lived in the 1800's especially those who were wealthy.

Evandale was known as Morvan years ago and it's in this area that my husband's late father's ancestor came from. Free settler from Wales as a single man, and he married a 19 years old when he was 50 years of age and they had many children. During his marriage he moved to another area in Tasmania.









How different it all looks in the Winter!

8 comments:

  1. It looks well maintained for being so old.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Yes it always looks good that building. Recently The National Trust did some resoration.

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  2. I have just added this house to my list of places to visit in Tassie, I am hoping to get down there in the next couple of years

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  3. The name of this place sounds familiar. I think we have been there. That is the worst thing about failing memory. Can you have light refreshments out the front in summer?

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    1. You well may have been there. No light refreshments out the front. There is now a Cafe joining the house..

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  4. Oh M I would have so enjoyed going through this house with you and hearing the history and remembering days gone by and how very different it was. Great photos. Hug G

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    1. It's a great experience to do the tour, lovely inside. Huhs M xox

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