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Brickendon Estate
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Brickendon's main manor house
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General information
Architectural style Georgian
Town or city Longford, Tasmania
Country Australia
Construction started 1829
Completed 1830
Owner Archer family
Type: Cultural
Criteria: iv, vi
Designated: 2010 (34th session)
Part of: Australian Convict Sites
Reference #: 1306
State Party:  Australia
Region: Asia-Pacific

Brickendon Estate is a farm estate located in Longford, Tasmania. It is one of the two main ancestral homes (with Woolmers) of the Archer family, prominent local pioneers and politicians. Founded in 1824, it consists of a village and manor house, as well as 465ha working farm. The main manor was built in 1829-1830 in a Georgian style.

It has been World Heritage listed with sister property Woolmers Estate since 2010, and it is also listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and the Australian National Heritage List since 2007.

Brickendon Estate was one of the first (and most successful) farms in the area. It has been lived on and operated by direct descendants of the Archer family since it was established. It’s now a popular tourism destination offering farm activities, heritage accommodation, garden tours, and wedding/functions venue.

Name

Brickendon, like most Archer estates, is named after a location in England - in this case, the village of Brickendon in East Hertfordshire.

History

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