Clarendon - TAS

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Position

DEG: -41.62808 147.28384
DMS: 41º 37' 41.08" S 147º 17' 1.84" E
UTM: 55 G 5391477mN 523643mE
Altitude: 162.92m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

139.47kms North of Hobart
467.84kms SouthEast of Melbourne

Address & Contact

243 Clarendon Lodge Rd
Clarendon TAS 7212
Phone: (03) 63446233
Email: admin@nationaltrusttas.org.au
Web: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/clarendon

Information

Clarendon House it the primary attraction in the Clarendon area which takes its name from this magnificent property. Set in 7 hectares of parklands on the banks of the South Esk River, this three-storey Georgian house has servants’ quarters, a heritage walled garden, several farm buildings and a rare avenue of elms. It was built in 1838 as an extraordinary statement of achievement for wealthy wool grower and merchant, James Cox, who was born in Wiltshire, England.

Although Clarendon was built with convict labour, Mr Cox was known to treat his convicts well and he later played a major role in the abolition of transportation and convict labour.

Entry to Clarendon Estate includes the gardens; Clarendon Fashion Collection with precious gowns from the 1830’s to 1960’s; and the Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre, offering photo collections together with family history records and advice. Its facilities include a function centre used for weddings, exhibition and the like.

The Australian Fly Fishing Museum is now located in their new building in the grounds of Clarendon, with a vast collection of fly fishing paraphernalia the museum is well worth a visit.

The house is accessible by guided tour, the last tour of the day at 3:15pm allowing ample time to enjoy the property prior to the gate closure at 4pm. Twilight Tours are also available, please contact us or check our Facebook page for tour times.


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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Launceston Airport at 02/06:30am EDT
Distance from Clarendon 10.49km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
9.3°C6.1°C64%2.9°C1010.2hPa1.0mmSE9km/hr
5knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Cressy Research Station
Distance from Clarendon 20.13km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C25.225.222.618.214.812.311.813.014.717.120.522.8
Mean Min. °C10.110.48.15.63.41.71.52.64.05.07.18.3
Mean Rain mm31.028.946.543.045.160.856.571.263.647.352.745.0

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