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Grass Valley Rail Shed


Shire of Northam

Place Number

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Great Eastern Hwy Grass Valley

Location Details

There are 3 Fetterl's cottages along the railway reserve opposite the hotel.  Cottage 1 is closest to great eastern highway (overpass now)- then a few hundred metres to goods shed and then cottages 2 and 3 closer together at southern end of reserve still with houses opposite them in 'main street'.

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Feb 1998 3. Some / Moderate significance

3. Some / Moderate significance

Contributes to the heritage of the locality. Has some altered or modified elements, not necessarily detracting from the overall significance of the item. Conservation of the place is desirable. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place, and original fabric should be retained wherever feasible.

Statement of Significance

The Grass Valley Railway Shed has historical and social significance, being associated with the development of Grass Valley as the centre for a hay ad chaff industry in the 1890s. The advent of the motor car meant a reduced need for hay and chaff, and increased mobility saw the decline of Grass Valley as a centre.

Physical Description

The Grass Valley Rail Shed is set on an open area of land across the road from the Grass Valley Tavern. The large corrugated iron building is painted


Grass Valley developed in the 1890s as an important rural centre. It had a railway siding, providing access to the hay and chaff industry set up by the local farmers. An agricultural hall was built in 1898 and a school was held there from 1899. The Grass Valley Hotel was licensed and a post office and foundry were established. Later mobility after the advent of the motor car led to a decline of these smaller towns. The building is a significant reminder of a bygone railway era.


Integrity: High degree
Authenticity: High degree



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use Transport\Communications Rail: Other
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Rail & light rail transport

Creation Date

09 Mar 1998

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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