"'TYNWALD HOUSE' in NEW NORFOLK" New Norfolk Things to Do Tip by balhannah
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This huge three storey mansion, is set on a hill overlooking the River Derwent and valley. It is one of the most elegant rural residences in Tasmania.
Tynwald sits on 40 riverfront acres, and was built early in 1830 by John and Martha Terry.
They had arrived in Australia with their 8 daughters, 3 sons from England in 1818, the only ?free? settlers on a convict ship to Sydney, Australia. They moved from Sydney to Tasmania, known back then as Van Diemen?s Land.
When they arrived in Hobart in 1819, the family proceeded to build a mill (Lachlan River Mill) on 100 acres at Elizabeth Town (reo-named New Norfolk), where the Derwent and Lachlan Rivers met.
By 1820, the ?Lachlan River Mill? was doing so well that Terry took up a grant of 1,400 acres at Gretna, naming the property ?Askrigg?, after the village of his birth.
Around 1822, on the ?Lachlan River Mill? estate, a granary was built and in 1830 the family house was built, much later in 1860, the youngest son built an Oast House. All three buildings still stand to this day.
John Terry died at his home on 8 July 1844. A stained glass window dedicated to John and Martha Terry is in St Matthew?s Anglican Church in New Norfolk,
In 1898 the prominent politician, William Moore, purchased the house and did extensions to it, including adding the tower, bay windows, verandah and iron lacework - He also renamed it ?Tynwald? after the parliament on the Isle of Man.
Tynwald is set amongst beautiful English gardens and is in the ABC open garden scheme.
It is located on the outskirts of New Norfolk and is available for accommodation and for meals, 7 days a week.
Entry is via Tynwald Park.
Address: Hobart road, New Norfolk
Phone:  6261 2667
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