Details for Brambletye (Atlas Number 5267000265)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5267000265


Marker Number 265
Atlas Number 5267000265
Marker Title Brambletye
Index Entry Brambletye
City Junction
County Kimble
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 418096
UTM Northing 3381613
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; English immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Junction, take IH-10W about 4 miles, then north 2.7 miles on FM 2291
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Brambletye was built between 1895 and 1900 by English immigrant William Hall (b. 1833), who came to Texas in 1888. After Hall's death in 1900, the stone house and surrounding ranchland were owned by several early ranch families. Prominently sited on a hill overlooking Bear Creek, known earlier as Viejo Creek, Brambletye is a rare example of late 19th-century English vernacular architecture in the Texas Hill Country. It features hand cut stone walls two feet thick and ceiling beams of hand-hewn walnut and other hardwoods. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983