Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday's Fences

 My fence this week is one that is around one of Adelaide's most historic old houses.

Beaumont House (originally called "Claremont") was built in 1849 for the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide, Bishop Augustus Short. While 1849 might not seem very old to my overseas readers, we must remember that Adelaide was only founded in 1836 and this house, built in the foothills overlooking Adelaide was one of the first'mansions' built in this area. Short lived there until 1856 when he and his family moved to Bishop's Court adjacent to St Peters Cathedral in Adelaide. Beaumont House was then purchased by Sir Samuel Davenport, a businerss man, landowner and parliamentarian.

Here are current photos of the house which was built in the Italianate style. Now owned by the national Trust, it has been refurbished and is used for functions like weddings.

And below is a photo of the house during its early years.

Liz Needle


  1. Oh, I just love when you can compare what a building looked like in it's early years with todays pictures!

  2. Great shots of such an historical place. A very well built fence.

  3. A nice solid fence Liz. Looks a nice place for a wedding.

  4. Very well preserved and it is beautiful!


  5. What a interesting gorgeous place. Love your skies too