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Granville Park

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

17821
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Location

Weld St Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1976

Demolition Year

N/A

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 18 Oct 2005 Category 4

Category 4

A site without built features, but of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin.

Statement of Significance

A central focus for tourists and historical displays.

History

The Gingin Brook immediately below the town bridge was partly closed and developed as a scenic pool with a weir to control the water level. Land around was grassed and barbeques and children's swings etc were installed This facility was officially opened on 17th April 1976. Water Wheel - the metal machinery and axle from the old wooden water wheel on Cheriton was brought to Granville Park and Mr. Frank Butler constructed a replica water wheel. The Shire constructed a water race and this remarkable wheel was installed. It turns constantly, demonstrating the enormous strength of this ancient form of power. The pump, which is driven by the water wheel, was designed and installed by Neil Butcher in 1984. It operates the fountain on the lily pond.
Cheriton Arch - by 1978, all that remained of the home of W.L. Brockman of Cheriton was a stone arch, originally protecting the front door of the house. It was deteriorating quickly so the remaining limestone blocks were removed to the Park. On a site just to the north of the Granville Arts Centre, Mr. Paul Butler rebuilt the arch using as much of the original blocks as possible plus that which he shaped himself from local limestone.
Pioneer Pavilion - the Pioneer Pavilion combines facilities for travellers with the commemoration of eariy settlers. It was opened on the 23rd April 2001.

Place Type

Urban Park

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use PARK\RESERVE Park\Reserve

Creation Date

24 Apr 2007

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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