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St Marks Church
Pontville
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St Marks Church
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St Marks Church graveyard
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Historic Crown Inn
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St Matthews Church
Pontville
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Historic Pontville church
Pontville
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Historic house
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Lythgo Cottages
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View of lower Pontville
Pontville
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PONTVILLE

PONTVILLE is an eastern continuation of the northern Hobart suburb of Brighton. It has a number of lovely, historic buildings that make it a great place to tour by walking. There is a hotel and some accommodation in Pontville. However, there is a commercial centre in nearby Brighton. The attractions in the other parts of Hobart are shown in the other 7 Hobart pages, which are listed below.

From the Pontville you are 10 minutes from RICHMOND, 20 minutes from HOBART, 30 minutes from NEW NORFOLK, KEMPTON, ORFORD and MARIA ISLAND.

You are 60 minutes from HUONVILLE, BRUNY ISLAND, PORT ARTHUR and OATLANDS.

Nearby places are described in the REGION HOBART, RICHMOND, Mt WELLINGTON, HOBART City, HOBART BELLERIVE, NORTH of HOBART, SOUTH of HOBART, HOBART BOTANICAL GARDENS, BRUNY ISLAND, HUONVILLE, NEW NORFOLK and KEMPTON pages.

Pontville is one of a number of towns on the A1 Midland Highway, which is called the Heritage Highway by the tourist industry. The other historic towns are: CAMPBELL TOWN, EVANDALE, LONGFORD, ROSS, CARRICK, DELORAINE, OATLANDS, KEMPTON and WESTBURY. For further information telephone any visitor information office or contact www.heritagehighway.com.au


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FACILITIES: There is a hotel at Pontville and a shopping precinct at Brighton. Pontville is just north of Hobart. There are a number of large shopping precincts in Hobart. There is some accommodation in PONTVILLE. Staying in GREATER HOBART and in RICHMOND is also an option.

TOURIST information is located at 20 Davey Street, Hobart. The telephone is (03) 6230 8233

For PRIVATE GUIDES telephone (03) 6238 4222

SIGHTS: Pontville is a continuation of Brighton. The historic area is the street based around the historic Pontville Bridge. The picture above shows St Mark's Church, which was built in a unique Romanesque Saxon style. Pontville contains a number of heritage homes.

The whole area is in the process of historic redevelopment as the Midland Highway is being diverted around the town. Taking out the traffic will greatly enhance the appeal of this hamlet, as many of the historic cottages in Pontville are occupied homes.

BONORONG Wildlife Sanctuary is just south of Brighton. It has a range of animals including; devils, echidnas, wombats, quolls and other animals. The telephone is (03) 6268 1184 or 0437 434 109 the contact www.bonorong.com.au

SHENE HOMESTEAD is a very interesting historic estate. For guided tours telephone 0408 020 007 or contact www.shene.com.au

ACCOMMODATION at Pontville consist of:

ROUTE: Pontville is on the A1 Midland Highway just north of Brighton. It is just east of the Midland Bridge across the Derwent, which in on the northern edge of HOBART.

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St Marks at Pontville

1/Pontville is a historic hamlet in south eastern Tasmania just north of Hobart. This photo shows the St Mark's Anglican Church and the Pontville Cemetery. Pontville goes back to the earliest days of the British settlement of Van Diemens Land. St Marks is located at the top of the hill on the northern edge of Pontville. There is a picnic area to the left of this image.

St Marks Pontville

2/ This photo shows the full shape of St Marks. It is built in an usual Romanesque style.

St Marks Pontville

3/ At the rear of St Marks is a cemetery with many ancient graves. In the distance you can see the picnic ground that is located just north of St Marks. From St Marks you can see the Pontville Detention Camp.

house at Pontville

4/ This is Lythgo Cottages, which is located near the Jordan River, Pontville. It is another great example of Georgian architecture.

Pontville, Hobart

5/ This is a small Georgian style cottage. It shows the variety of buildings that you can see in historic Pontville.

cottage at Pontville

6/ This attractive, Victorian era cottage on the hill near St Mark's Church has a great view of the valley.

house at Pontville

7/ This is an attractive, historic stone house, which looks down the hill into old Pontville.

house at Pontville

8/ This is an attractive, Victorian era, middle class house.

building at Pontville

9/ This interesting, Victorian era, public building is in the main street of Pontville.

hotel at Pontville

10/ The Crown Inn is an old hotel on the hill at Pontville.

bridge  at Pontville

11/ This is a long range view of the Pontville Bridge across the Jordan River. It is easy to imagine the 19th Century looking at this scene.

Pontville, Hobart

12/ This photo shows the piles of the old Pontville Bridge over the Jordan River showing their sturdy masonry.

view of Pontville

13/ This is the view from the hill at Pontville looking west towards the modern town of Brighton. The church in the middle on the horizon is St Matthews.

church at Pontville

14/ This is the historic church just across the Jordan River. It had a lovely garden next to it.

church at Pontville

15/ This is the other church across the river. It is St Matthews and is located on the western hill of Pontville. It dates from 1867.

stadium at Pontville

16/ There is a large stadium at Pontville, which is serviced by this attractive, Art deco style office.

mansion at Pontville

17/ This is a telephoto view of the substantial, historic, mansion opposite St Marks Church. It was taken from St Matthews church about two kilometres away. It would make a major tourist asset, if it was available to the visiting public.

Wylabra Estate near Pontville

18/ This is the historic Wylabra Estate. It is a beautiful mansion on the old Midland Highway just north of Pontville. Unfortunately, it is not available for public viewing.

Oakwood Estate near Pontville

10/ This is the beautiful Oakwood Estate. It is located just north of the Wylabra Estate on the old Midland Highway just north of Pontville. It too is not available for public viewing.

 

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