Rockbridge added to Register of Heritage Places


​​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.
Page reviewed: 12 Dec 2019 3:35pm