Friday, 15 October 2021

Clarendon House

Saturday we went for a drive to see Clarendon House in our early spring.

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.







58 comments:

  1. Beautiful house. Beautiful surroundings. Beautiful trees. Love the greens.

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    1. There are not that many places like this in Tasmania Nancy.

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  2. 1800's architecture looks different and still looks strong. I would like to tour inside of the house. Also photos you shared in this post are amazing. Thanks.

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    1. Very sturdy building and hopefully will last for many years to come.
      I've been inside and it's simple but nice.

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  3. The place is definitely worth a tour. Everything about it is interesting: the history and architecture of the house, the beautiful surroundings.
    As usual, your pictures are great!

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  4. Everything is beautiful there!
    Amazing photos.

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  5. So beautiful! I love the house and the surroundings.

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  6. A beautiful old house and how interesting your husband's ancestors came from this area. Another lovely post!

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    1. When doing my husbands family tree along with some of his family we discovered an ancestor came from that area after coming from Wales.

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    1. It is a beautiful place and the garden is done by volunteers with more garden being at the side of the house.

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  8. La casa está en un envidiable lugar, debe ser muy interesante visitar su interior.

    Besos

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    1. It's nice inside yet simple done in the style of years gone by.

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  9. Very nicely proportioned and balanced. The misty atmosphere adds a lot to the photos.

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    1. The trees have been butchered at times unfortunately but on the other hand don't want the branches falling on the house.

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  10. Отличное место!
    Мне кажется, что я видела этот дом в каком-то фильме, но вот не помню названия.

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  11. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures. And great to see that wonderful house.
    Special for you to know about the past of your own family.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Certainly is special to know family things from way back.
      Thank you Marco

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  12. Well worth a visit and if the fees help to maintain the site so much the better.

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  13. A beautiful historical site. Nice to look at these pictures. Have a nice day.

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  14. It is a beautiful house and surrounds. I think we visited this place on one of our trips to Tassie. I think there was a cafe outside where we had tea and scones.

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    1. That would be correct Diane, the cafe is to the left of Clarendon but it's closed at this point in time.

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  15. Really beautiful place.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  16. Clarendon House is certainly a handsome looking estate and maybe one day you will tour the insides and gives us all a look see as well, Margaret. The grounds looked lovely.

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    1. I've been inside Beatrice but don't have any photos that I can think of, it was a very long time ago and probably only paper photo :)

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  17. Bellas imagenes. Una mansion espectacular
    Feliz domingo

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  18. Beautiful house. Saw a few rooms on the net.

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  19. Hi Margaret,
    Beautiful and imposing house surrounded by big and lovely gardens.
    Have a nice Sunday

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    1. Yes a very big garden that could be made look really awesome if there were more volunteers.

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  20. Bonita casa y paisajes. Feliz inicio de semana.

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  21. It does look a beautiful house, and very nice gardens.
    I did enjoy seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  22. looks beautiful house ,i enjoy peek in old houses specially the usage of wooden furniture and wooden installation fascinates me always .

    such lush and gorgeous scenes ,i loved them so much!
    story of your husband's late father's ancestors was amazing ,yes in olden times old men would marry to girls far younger then them and it was common in our part of land when i was little

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    1. Always wood down here Baili inside the houses so far unless something else comes along.

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