About the Historical walk
The picturesque village of Penwortham was founded in 1839 by John Ainsworth Horrocks. After arriving in Adelaide on his 21st birthday in March of that year, Horrocks ventured north on the advice of Edward John Eyre and finally settled at a fertile, well watered spot which he named Penwortham after his home in Lancashire, England. Horrocks wasted no time in settling the village and building a 2-roomed stone cottage which still stands today. Upon Horrocks’ untimely death in 1846 his plans for a thriv ing community died with him and today we are left with a quiet, charming village with a feel of days gone by. A walk around this historic village will reveal many places of interest and some surviving heritage buildings.
Approximate time for the full walk at a leisurely pace is 1.5 hours.
Brochure prepared by the Mount Horrocks Historical Society.