Clarendon

Clarendon

Clarendon, one of the great Georgian houses of Australia, was completed in 1838 for the wealthy woolgrower and merchant, James Cox. He was the second son of William Cox who pioneered the first road over the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

Clarendon, situated on the banks of the South Esk with its extensive formal gardens and beautiful parklands, was given to the National Trust by Mrs. W. R. Menzies in 1962. The first restoration was completed in 1966, and in 1974 was restored to its original appearance by the addition of the portico and parapet. The house has been suitably furnished by the National Trust. This includes all of the bedrooms in the building.

Other buildings on the property include the servants wing, woolshed, stables and coach house. In 1987 the generous assistance provided by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the State Government of Tasmania, enabled the National Trust to purchase these outbuildings.

Address: 
11 km east of Evandale, Evandale, TAS
Tel: 
0363986220
Hours: 
Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm, June to August 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed Christmas and Good Friday
Admission: 
Adult $7.70, Family $15.40, $5.50 Pensioner, Seniors Card holders and Students, Children under 5 free
Facilities: 
Shop, barbeques, venue hire for functions,
Collection: 
Clarendon has a collection of colonial furniture, a period garden, dress collection, carts, carriages and farm outbuildings.
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