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Haberdashery Shop


Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Place Number

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30 Hampton St Bridgetown

Location Details

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1903

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 10 Dec 2004

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Jun 2001 Category 3

Category 3

Retain and conserve if possible: endeavour to conserve the significance of the place through the provisions of the town planning scheme; photographically record the place prior to any major redevelopment or demolition.

Municipal Inventory Adopted 29 Mar 2018 Management Category D

Management Category D

Conservation of the place is not essential. Record any elements prior to redevelopment or demolition, recognise and interpret if possible. Archaeological investigation of historic sites may be prudent (if possible) if the place is believed to have important potential research value for the community.

Statement of Significance

The Haberdashery Shop is significant for its intact early construction type and use as both a shop and home. And for its social value as an early business in Bridgetown.
Aesthetic Value
The Haberdashery Shop has some aesthetic significance as an example of a shop front home built around the turn of the century. It has some landmark value being on the main thoroughfare of town.
Historic Value
Said to be Bridgetown’s first Haberdashery Shop.
Research Value
Social Value
The place has social value as having been a shopfront (and tea rooms) over many years.

Physical Description

Unfired Bricks, Stain glass windows


This residence/shop is said to have been built by the Blechynden Family of Bridgedale and sits on part of the original town farm site. It is said to have been lived in by Clarence (Bob) Blechynden and his wife Elizabeth by 1925, most likely earlier. Originally a portion of the Blechyndens Location 25 (Blechynden/Bridgedale Town Farm, was subdivided around 1903 to build the home, assumable around the same time that the next door lot was subdivided for May and Amy Blechynden (Bob’s sisters) who lived there together as spinsters until they passed away. Bob used to run cattle at the back of the original lot, until he subdivided his portion and sold the rear lots which were used for state housing.
The front right hand side jut out of this house has doors opening onto the verandah, which may have been the shop entrance. It was ‘Scroungers’ antique/second hand shop many years ago and more recently was a tea rooms also selling antique/second hand goods. It is possible that the home was also used very early on as home and shop for a widow seamstress who moved from York with her children, where the Blechyndens were also from. While retaining potential for commercial use, the place currently used as a residence only.


Medium - As it was primarily built as a residence and remains to be.
Medium to High




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
on-site local history

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
No.B46 MI Place No.
A4571 Assess No (Shire Ref)

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Other Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

14 May 1997

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Last Update

22 Jul 2019


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