Rockbridge Upper Warren has been added the Heritage Council of Western Australia's register of Heritage Places.
Rockbridge, located at 222 Rockbridge Road, Upper Warren, comprises a largely restored hand-split two roomed timber slab and shingled hut (c1870;1918), the remnants of a stone bread oven, and a reconstructed enclosing post and rail fence located in a rural setting and overlooking a tributary of the Warren River, has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons:
- the place is a rare example of a modest hand split timber slab hut with a timber shingled roof originally erected in the nineteenth and early twentieth century;
- the place demonstrates the resourcefulness and adaptability of pioneer settlers in the south-west of the State during the nineteenth and early twentieth century due to their reliance on local resources;
- the place is a good representative example of the practice on constructing timber slab huts in the south-west of the State where timber was prolific and people sourced material directly from the natural environment; and
- the place demonstrates the establishment of rural enterprise in the State during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, aided by Government policies relating to the clearing of land.
Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer.