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The beautiful township of Aldgate features stately character homes, distinctive shops and eateries, as well as the famous Aldgate Pump Hotel.  Built in 1859 by Londoner Richard Hawkins, the hotel is named for the Aldgate Pump in London.  Originally not much more than the hotel and pump, the town of Aldgate was officially established by the Hills Land and Investment Company in 1882, and grew over the years into a thriving township.

Today, visitors to Aldgate can browse in the town's collectable, gift, and craft boutiques, grab a coffee at one of the cafes, or enjoy a meal at the historic Aldgate Pump Hotel.

Among the highlights of the area is Stangate House, including its magnificent garden, which is open to the public during spring.  The garden, partially looked after by the Camellia Research Society in conjunction with the National Trust, contains an oak tree reportedly planted by a goldseeker in 1838. 

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