Mouchemore's Cottage and Net Shed, Albany


City of Albany

Place Number



1 Parade St Albany

Location Details

Adjacent to the Residency Museum

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1850

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 13 May 2005 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 30 Jun 2001 Category A

Statement of Significance

The residence at 1 Parade Street is an important part of the historical buildings around the Brig Amity. The Mid Victorian Georgian House was once near the foreshore of the harbour, before land reclamation.The house has significant aesthetic, representative, rarity and historic heritage value.

Physical Description

Located close to the Brig Amity reproduction High streetscape value Symmetrical façade Solid walls, possibly rendered stone Hipped corrugated iron roof with broken backed verandah Carport included under main roof Extension to the rear. (Needs further investigation) On south side is a free standing, rectangular, corrugated iron building with a steeply pitched roof Low doors that were originally brought in from old ships


This house was originally on the foreshore of the harbour as boats could be tied up to the shed. However since reclamation it has been land locked along way from the shore. The house was built in the 1850s on land first owned by Mr Symers, one of the early Albany pioneers. The Mouchemore family purchased the property after their arrival in Albany in the 1880s. A portion of their land was lost when the property was divided by the building of the railway along the foreshore. The family fished for a living and this occupation was passed on to future generations of the family. The shed still holds many fishing artefacts. The house was last occupied in November 1999. Owing to the close proximity to the Residency Museum and the valuable history of the surrounding precinct the City of Albany has purchased the residence (with a Lotteries Grant) for use by the museum. Plans in 2000 for the house include a fishing museum.


Integrity: High Modifications: Carport extension Picket fence around verandah




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
L Johnson; "Town of Albany Heritage Survey". 1994
R Bodycoat; "Assessment for the Town of Albany <unicipal Heritage Inventory" 1995
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
Val Milne of the Residency Museum Albany. Information 2001

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
6646 Mouchemore's cottage Albany : conservation plan Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2003

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow
Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Other Render
Wall TIMBER Other Timber
Wall EARTH Wattle and Daub
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Fishing & other maritime industry
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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