City of Albany

Place Number



22-26 Seymour St Albany

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1892

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Permanent 30 Aug 2002 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place
Classified by the National Trust Recorded 04 Apr 1977
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category A

Statement of Significance

Hawthornedene has strong aesthetic, historic, rarity and representative heritage significance. It is a fine example of Victorian Gothic residential architectural style. It once was the home of WH Angove a surveyor, town councillor and associate of the WA Land Company and the Great Southern Railway among other things.

Physical Description

Single storey house, set adjacent to road Course faced random granite stone walls with stone quoins Steeply pitched corrugated iron on twin gabled projecting wings which flank a central section Central section has a verandah under a separate concave roof A chimney is located in the middle of the central section Each gabled wing has a projecting sandstone bay window Above the bay window are small gothic shaped ventilators Windows of the central part of the house have rendered surrounds


According to the 1999 owner Mr Allan Brook this house was built by the Angove family. Mr WH Angove was a surveyor and associate of the WA Land Company and its Great Southern Railway. (For more information on the Great Southern Railway see the Place Record Form on the Hordern Monument at the Top of York St.) Angove was a foundation member of the Albany Club, a Town Councillor but is best remembered for proposing the Albany town reticulated water supply. A supply line was constructed from Two People's Bay, to a service reservoir on Mt Clarence. The system, though improved over the years, has operated since 1914.


Integrity: Very High




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
R Bodycoat; "Assessment for the Town of Albany Municipal Heritage Inventory" City of Albany 1994
Consultants conversation with owner, Mr Allan Brook 1999
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
Town of Albany Heritage Survey City of Albany 1994
Heritage Database 1994

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
8466 Hawthorn conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2007

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Victorian Rustic Gothic

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Granite

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

24 Jun 1988

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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