Cleveland House - Original site


Shire of Gingin

Place Number



Mooliabeenie Rd Gingin

Location Details

Opposite P 17715 Cleaveland

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Demolition Year

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Oct 2005

Physical Description

The house stood on the north side of Mooliabeenie Road, opposite the present day Cleveland homestead. The original house was built of mud bricks with three rooms in a row, plastered inside and out with lime mortar. On the western wall the fireplace stood, lined with burnt bricks. Later other rooms were added, built with yellow burnt bricks made from clay dug on the property It stood on an elevated terrace supported by an ironstone wall. There was also a well, lined with ironstone.


William Thomas King bought SL 444 of 75 acres in February of 1867. W.J. King married Selina Lazenby, a Gingin school teacher, in 1865. There were ten children born here. Ernest Hugh King bought Cleveland from his father in 1896 for 2,000 pounds. In 1905 it was sold to C.H. Teague from Subiaco for 1,138 pounds. Then in 1907, the property was sold to John Musk who built a new home on the south side of Mooliabeenie Road. The original Cleveland house was badly damaged by a storm in 1944.


Site Only


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin".

Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall PLASTER Other Plaster
Wall EARTH Adobe {Mud Brick}

Creation Date

27 Jul 2007

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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