Beaumont House

Beaumont House, occasionally known as Claremont, is an eclectic Romanesque-Classical brick residence located at 631 Glynburn Road in Beaumont, South Australia. Beaumont House was constructed for Augustus Short, the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide and founder of St Peter's Cathedral.

Beaumont House was constructed on land initially owned by Sir Samuel Davenport, a wealthy Adelaide landlord. Following Short's move back to England, Davenport purchased the house—the second of five eventual owners. Following three sales between 1907 and 1911, the house was then transferred to the National Trust of South Australia in 1968.

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... Originally a five-bedroom residence, the Beaumont House estate has been expanded greatly ... architecture, mainly due to alterations made to the house and grounds by Sir Davenport ... A member of the National Trust, the current owner of Beaumont House, explains how Davenport's travels influenced his styles Samuel Davenport was a great world traveller ...

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