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City of Albany

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142 Serpentine Rd Albany

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Recorded 14 Mar 1977

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category B

Category B

• Requires a high level of protection. • Provide maximum encouragement to the owner under the City of Albany Town Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. • A more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any major redevelopment. • Incentives to promote heritage conservation should be considered.

Statement of Significance

Built in c1905 this large brick bungalow has streetscape value. The house is a good example of Federation Arts and Crafts style with it's fine portico verandah and assymetrical design.

Physical Description

Set close to road
Large bungalow
Random, coarse faced stone footings
Fine portico verandah with heavy timber finishes shading the front entrance
Albany brick walls
Multi hipped and gabled corrugated iron roof
Decorative cement rendered sills to windows
Bay window in projecting gabled wing
Four paned lights above windows
Projecting gable with timber infill
Four tall, tapered stucco chimneys with terracotta inserts at the top


This house was built by Josiah Norman and Co for a local dentist and social figure Thomas S Merfield/Herfield (sp?).


Integrity: High




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
Heritage Database 1994
Town of Albany Heritage Survey City of Albany 1994

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Arts and Crafts

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Other STONE Local Stone
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

20 Mar 1993

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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