The picturesque stone cottage 'Mount Pleasant' in Highton was most probably erected for emigrant Cornish farmer Phillip Hoskin after 1854 on agricultural land south of the Geelong township. The cottage of random coursed rubble stone from the Barrabool Hills has a slate roof and simple cusp brackets timber verandah and is representative of the early masonry traditions in the district.
Hoskin was associated with the early development of Belmont and, Highton and the property was established before closer survey and settlement was undertaken in the district.
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Geelong Regional Commission Register.
Geelong Advertiser - 10 January 1931.
Article of house by JH Botterell original cottage built for Phillip Hoskin, farmer who arrived in Victoria in 1854 aboard the ship Euphemia.
Hoskin was a native of Penzance Cornwall
See Geelong Historical Society Investigator - Vol 17, No 1, March 1982 pp. 15-46.
Geelong advertiser - The Early Days of Highton and Belmont 1982.