The Clarendon estate is proof that there was a lot of money in wool in the early 18th century.
James, a Wiltshire born merchant, saw his home as a big, bold statement of his success.
In its day, this three-storey Georgian house kept a thriving servants’ quarters and several busy farm buildings. A rare avenue of elms formed the grand entrance, enhanced by a heritage walled garden.
Set on seven hectares of parkland on the banks of the South Esk River, the estate was built by convicts. With all the earnesty one would expect to find in an 18th century romance novel, it’s no surprise that Clarendon is highly sought after by filmmakers and is a popular wedding venue.