Honeycomb

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

11796

Location

Honeycomb Rd Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1893

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Nov 1994 Category 3

Physical Description

The house was located on 400 acres of farmland just south of the Gingin Brook and a few kilometres from Gingin. It is a brick home with all except the front wall plastered and dispays sash windows, quoins, an iron roof and a bull nose verandah. There are four main rooms about 15 ft square with fireplaces. There is a wide passage down the centre and a back verandah (enclosed). There are big steps at the rear and more steps going down to a small cellar. There is an old toilet near the back steps and a side verandah used as a garage. The roof is unusual with a 'U' shaped hip. The front verandah is 6ft wide with posts unevenly spaced.

History

The house was built for Hamlet Jones when he married Sarah Rosa Clinch in 1893. Sarah died in 1899 and the property was bought by J.V.A. Jones, Hamlet's brother. Honeycomb was leased by Mr Cornish in 1907. J.VA. Jones sold it to R.F. Cooper in 1936 and he eventually sold it to Alec Collett. The property has been sold several times since and is presently owned by Roly Read.

Condition

It has been thoroughly restored and is used as a private residence.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell; "Gingin 1830-1960".

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

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

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall PLASTER Other Plaster
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Other Brick

Creation Date

11 Jun 1998

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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