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Old Gaol & Police Quarters, Bridgetown


Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Place Number

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144 Hampton St Bridgetown

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Bridgetown Police Station and Quarters (Fmr)
Old Gaol (Lock-Up)

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1907

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 18 Mar 1983
State Register Permanent 02 Sep 1997 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Jun 2001 Category 1

Category 1

Highest level of protection appropriate: recommended for entry for entry into the State Register of Heritage Places; provide maximum encouragement to the owner to conserve the significance of the place.

Classified by the National Trust Classified 03 Mar 1992

Heritage Council
RHP - To be assessed Current 10 Dec 2004

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

State significance

Physical Description

Old Gaol & Police Quarters, Bridgetown is a single-storey Victorian Georgian style brick and shingle former police station and lockup and Federation Filigree style police quarters. It is the oldest government building in Bridgetown, and one of the oldest surviving buildings in the town.
Police Quarters circa 1907. Original gaol adjoins stables.


Themes: Social & civic activities-Law & Order

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5706 Bridgetown : a selection of historical buildings. Report 1989
5810 Report of restoration work at the Old Jail (Gaol), Hampton Street, Bridgetown. Heritage Study {Other} 2002
9828 Bridgetown Police Station (known as the Old Goal) and Quarters (fmr) Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2011
4803 Bridgetown Police Station and Lock Up - conservation management plan - December 2000. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2000

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Museum
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Police Station or Quarters
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian
Federation Filigree

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TIMBER Shingle
Wall METAL Other Metal
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

03 Feb 2017


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