Cheriton Rd Gingin
Constructed from 1845
|Municipal Inventory||Adopted||18 Oct 2005||Category 4||
The farm on SL 101 dates from 1843, the site of the original farmhouse is significant as a reminder of the original settlement in the Gingin area. Under a succession of ownerships, it remains an active farm.
Apart from a water channel running out of the Gingin Brook, there is little evidence of the house The materials were used in the construction of the Gooch House and the Manager's cottage. The arch over the original front door was rebuilt in the Gingin town.
The block was taken up by William Locke Brockman in 1843. The willow trees growing in the Brook are believed to have grown from switches planted by W.L. Brockman having been taken from trees at his home in Heme Hill. The original house is thought to have been built by David Gray circa 1845. The house had thick limestone walls and a shingle roof. It had large rooms with a detached kitchen - a cluster of rooms around including a men's rooms, store room, stables, coach house, hayshed, dairy, salt house, cow sheds and cow yards. As many as sixty cows were milked there in winter time.
An irrigation scheme was laid out in 1862 with a dam built upstream from the homested. The remains of two mill races exist on the east side of the Brook. The northern-most mill was built by Alfred Carson circa 1854. This mill was in operation and run by Mr Carson in 1856. A second mill was offered for sale or lease in 1867. It had been taken over by Charles Anslem Glover in 1859. He and his family lived in a brick cottage above the mill-race. Henry Brockman was managing Cheriton by the late 1860's
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|H Udell: "History of Gingin".|
|Original Use||RESIDENTIAL||Single storey residence|
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