Hadspen

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DISTANCES: Launceston 15Km

The village is now a popular residential area with an attractive row of Georgian buildings still remaining including the ‘Red Feather Inn’, Hadspen Gaol and nearby The Church of the Good Shepherd. The Centrepiece of Hadspen is Entally House (named after a suburb in Calcutta), which has been described as a window to the traditions of Tasmania’s historic past.

Entally House was built by Thomas Reibey II and his mother, Mary Reibey, who is featured on the Australian $20 note. Thomas was the first Archdeacon of the Church of England at Launceston, but later left the church, and in 1876 became for a short while Premier of Tasmania. Entally contains many fine and valuable antiques and the house and gardens are beautifully maintained. This Tasmanian showplace is soon to become a wine appreciation centre and the buildings are open for inspection.

Hadspen is part of the Great Western Tiers Touring Route.