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.