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Uffcott (fmr)


Shire of Katanning

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5 Hassell St Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)


Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1913

Demolition Year


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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 22 Jun 2000

Statement of Significance

The residence at 5 Hassell Street has historic and social significance, being an early residence built by a well-known identity in Katanning, Dr Holland, and subsequent owners, Edward and Sarah Gilbert.

Physical Description

Substantial Federation Bungalow of brick and tile set in mature grounds. Brick chimneys and hipped broken back roof with spreading verandah with timber posts.
New tiled roof added in 1990s. Original picket fence firstly replaced by wire mesh and steel fence, then in October 2000 a colourbond fence was constructed.


In 1913, Dr Holland and Dr House purchased Lot 58 to build a maternity hospital. However, disagreement between the doctors resulted in Dr Holland taking over the land and building his house. (Dr House went on to build Coleraine Maternity Hospital - refer A2626)
Edward and Sarah Gilbert purchased the house from Dr Holland and named it "Uffcott" after Sarah's mother's hometown in the UK. In 1936, Mr Gilbert, who was responsible for opening the first chemist shop (1905), died (aged 44).
In 1936, "Uffcott" was then sold to Mrs Jessie Sandwell (nee Cheetham), for her parents to live in when they left Datatine farm to come into town. After Mr Cheetham died, Mrs Cheetham continued to live at "Uffcott" with her companion, Mrs Williams. When Mrs Cheetham died, Jessie rented out the house for the next 30 years or so, until both herself and her husband, Albeit James (Jim) moved into the house after leaving their farm "Orana". The Sandwell's grand-daughter, Mrs Leisha Wood now lives in the house.




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Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Creation Date

11 Sep 2000

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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