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Former Eagle and Child Inn in Bowenfels

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Former Eagle and Child Inn

Former Eagle and Child Inn

After being fined by the Bathurst bench for illegally selling spirits, in 1836 Philip Mylecharane opened "The Eagle and Child" named after a Manx legend, initially with James Rossie as publican, then from 1838 under his own license.

At This time the locality was known as Hassans Walls.

In the 1890's the substantial stone "Eagle and Child" contained 13 rooms and in 1886 had been let at £10 per year on an improvement lease for five years to Edward Delaney.

1918 and for some reason the "Eagle and Child" building complex was separated from the Akhurst land and became part of the Keenan parcel. The old house was said to have blown down in a violent storm in 1904, and photographs from that time certainly show the house in ruins. Further, a substantial and gracious home dating apparently from the nineteenth century stands on the Keenan property, its origins unknown.

Former Eagle and Child Inn

The ruins of the "Eagle and Child" inn
(RAHS journal, vol 18 part 5, 1932 p.241)

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