Jerrys Plains, New South Wales

Jerrys Plains is a village in the Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia about 33 kilometres west of Singleton on the Golden Highway.[1] The surrounding countryside is home to some substantial horse-breeding properties, notably the Australian branch of Ireland's giant Coolmore Stud, as well as viticulture and coal mining.[2]

Jerrys Plains Public School opened in January 1881.[3] It had an enrolment of 40 students in 2018.[4]

Jerrys Plains Post Office opened in 1837; it has now closed, though the closure date is unknown.[5] The former post office building later served as a visitor information centre.[6]

St James Anglican Church, designed by John Horbury Hunt, dates from the 1870s.[6] It has monthly services, held on the second Sunday of each month.[7]

The town has a hotel, the Jerrys Plains Tavern, located on Golden Highway.[8] A long-running earlier hotel, the Post Office Hotel, burnt down in December 1947 and was not rebuilt. It initially carried on in temporary premises, but was delicensed in 1953.[9][10][11]

PopulationEdit

In the 2016 Census, there were 385 people in Jerrys Plains. 68.8% of people were born in Australia and 86.5% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Anglican 30.1% and Catholic 27.4%.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jerrys Plains". Geographical Names Board of NSW. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Farm". Coolmore Australia. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Jerrys Plains". School History Search. NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ "School Plan 2018-2020" (PDF). Jerrys Plains Public School. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Jerry's Plains". Phoenix Auctions Reference. Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Jerrys Plains, NSW". aussietowns.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Singleton". Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Hunter Valley pubs hit the market". Pubtic. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Hotel Burnt Down At Jerry's Plains". Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (22, 224). New South Wales, Australia. 26 December 1947. p. 2. Retrieved 26 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "PUB LICENSE EXTENDED". Singleton Argus. New South Wales, Australia. 28 March 1951. p. 2. Retrieved 26 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Advertising". The Sydney Morning Herald (35, 959). New South Wales, Australia. 23 March 1953. p. 10. Retrieved 26 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Jerrys Plains (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 July 2019.    Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Coordinates: 32°30′S 150°55′E / 32.500°S 150.917°E / -32.500; 150.917