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Lake Muir Homestead


Shire of Manjimup

Place Number

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565 Thomson Rd Lake Muir

Location Details

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1865

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 08 Dec 2016

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 30 Jan 2004

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Register of the National Estate Nominated 09 Aug 1988

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 07 Sep 1987

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 10 Jul 1997 Category B

Category B

Worthy of high level of protection: provide maximum encouragement to the owner under the town planning scheme under the Shire of Manjimup Town Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. A more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any major redevelopment. Incentives to promote conservation should be considered.

Statement of Significance

Representativeness, Aesthetic and Historic

Physical Description

· Rural setting;
· Buildings from different eras make up the house;
· One smaller, earlier building, with hipped corrugated iron roof;
· Rendered brick construction;
· Adjoining larger brick building;
· Hipped corrugated iron roof on both buildings;
· Verandah under broken backed roof across front elevation;
· Timber verandah posts, and;
· Timber window frames.


Lake Muir Homestead was established by Andrew Muir, one of the five
sons of Andrew and Elizabeth Muir who were influential early pioneers
in the South West district. The Muirs established extensive cattle
holdings in the Manjimup district. The cattle were driven down to
coastal holdings for summer grazing. The headstone of Andrew Muir,
whose father, also Andrew, was the original Muir, is located close to the
main house. The other Muir sons established Deeside (Thomas), Fernhill
(James), and Eucla (John) while Robert managed the family store in


Integrity: Good
Authenticity: Good




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage and Conservation Professionals: "Shire of Manjimup Municipal Heritage Inventory". Shire of Manjimup 1995 Adopted 1997

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Shed or Barn
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Cottage
Present Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Other Timber
Wall BRICK Handmade Brick
Wall EARTH Adobe {Mud Brick}
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying
PEOPLE Early settlers

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

29 Apr 2021


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