Hawthorn Farm stone and brick house and stone outbuilding (stable) dating from c.1870 is significant. The timber part of the house and the verandah is not significant.
How is it significant?
Hawthorn Farm is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Greater Bendigo.
Why is it significant?
Hawthorn Farm, established by Michael McKenna in the 1870s is of historic significance for his association with the Redesdale district. McKenna was involved with the establishment of the Catholic Church of St Laurence at Redesdale through the donation of land on which the church is built. Criterion A
Hawthorn Farm is of aesthetic significance as a substantial farm complex comprising stone buildings of vernacular design. It is representative of a number of farm complexes in the study area. The outbuilding is of particular note for its two storey construction and design accommodating a number of uses. Criterion D
'Hawthorn' Farm and Outbuildings - Physical Description 1
2406 Kyneton-Redesdale Road consists of a farm complex comprising a house and stable building. The house is built from bluestone with brick dressings to the window and door openings. Bluestone was quarried locally in several places at Redesdale and most buildings in the district were constructed of this material. The masonry has been painted so the effect of the contrasting materials is no longer evident. The house is double fronted with sash windows and a central door. The verandah is a later addition. There is also a timber section of the house that is of contemporary design.
The two storey bluestone stable is has a loft floor and a chimney, probably indicating that some accommodation was provided for labourers in the building. The stone masonry has been discoloured, possibly by one having a painted surface. There is a round window in the gable end and a variety of other narrow and wide opening framed by timber lintels and jambs. Some of the internal spaces have been whitewashed and rendered. The stable has a skillion roofed part at the rear and the roof cladding and original barge boards have been replaced.
Although somewhat altered in appearance, Hawthorn farm is a farm complex of note.