Originally named 'Cairn Lodge', this historic home was built in 1836 for Robert Pitcairn,
a leading advocate for the abolition of transportation of prisoners.|
gracious colonial style house in well-kept grounds it offers views over Newtown Bay.
The house was acquired by the Right Reverend Francis Russell Nixon D.D., the first
Anglican Bishop of Tasmania in 1850, and Captain Charles Bayley bought it in 1864 and
renamed it 'Runnymede' afte rhis favourite ship.
It is now under the protection of
the National Trust.
It is open for inspection on weekdays from 10am. - 4.30. at
weekends from Noon to 4.30 and is closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
© Copyright Peter W. Wilkins.