The owners of a grand stables building in the Midlands of Tasmania are
seeking to complete the unfinished tower of this 1851 stone building.
Unfortunately, no plans are known to exist.
The architect, Francis Butler, was English and circumstantial evidence
suggests he either brought the plans with him or copied the design from an
existing building or pattern book.
If anyone can suggest a possible source for the building it will be good
news indeed for everyone involved in the conservation of a building of
regional significance in Tasmania. It occurred to me that members of this
list may have come across a similar building in the UK and that this may
provide an indication of the design of the top of the tower.
An image of the stables can be seen at
Ian Evans, OAM
The Flannel Flower Press & World of Old Houses (www.oldhouses.com.au)
PO Box 591
Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia 2482
Phone/fax 02 6684 7677