Edward's House & Archaeological Sites


City of Swan

Place Number



9810 West Swan Rd Henley Brook

Location Details

Municipal Inventory No: 504

Other Name(s)

Clearwell; Richard Edward's House

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1830, Constructed from 1850

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List Adopted 30 Aug 2017
Heritage List YES 15 Dec 2010
State Register Registered 19 Mar 2004 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jun 1997 Exceptional Significance
Classified by the National Trust Recorded 17 Jan 1977

Statement of Significance

The Archaeological Sites provide physical evidence of the earliest period of European agricultural development in Western Australia, as it is part of a portion of Swan Location E1, one of the first rural grants made in the Swan River Colony; The house is a simply designed, well proportioned single storey adobé and corrugated iron roof construction in the Victorian Georgian vernacular style set in a culturally modified riverside setting; and The place was owned by what were regarded as, in the nineteenth century, a labouring family, who became successful landowners in the Swan District. The modern 1970s residence located to the north of the c.1850 house, sheds located to the south of it, fences, miniature bridge, paving surfaces, arbors, and recent plantings, have little cultural heritage significance.

Physical Description

Edwards House is a single-storey adobe and corrugated iron roof building, in the vernacular with elements of Victorian Georgian style, together with archaeological sites dating from the 1830s in a landscaped riverside garden setting. The residence has steeply pitched roof. There have been numerous alterations including fibro infill to verandahs, concrete to verandah, floor, replacement of doors and windows. Internal room layout largely intact.


Believed to have been the home of Richard Edwards, manager of Henley Park who built the first homestead at Henley Park c.1830s.





Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
416 Local Government Inventory 2019

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall EARTH Adobe {Mud Brick}

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

02 Aug 1995

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Last Update

24 Oct 2017


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