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Philbey's Cottage


Shire of Gingin

Place Number

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4 Brockman St Gingin

Location Details

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1903

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Nov 1994 Category C

Category C

A place of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin. No constraints. Recommend: Encourage retention of the place, and document the place if retention is not possible.

Statement of Significance

A unique part of the Gingin shopping centre.

Physical Description

A quaint cottage in the centre of the Gingin shopping area, surrounded by a very attractive garden.
In 2010 Tom and Angela Cabassi replaced the roof tiles and renovated the interior almost back to original.


The cottage was built c 1903 by the owner, William Philbey. Mr. Philbey, who was the Roads Board Secretary at the time, quarried, carried in his wheelbarrow and laid the limestone blocks, which form the walls of the house. He was also carpenter and plasterer and even made the lead light windows and woodcarvings. It is basically four rooms with a central passage; a kitchen was added at the rear. An attic in the roof has never been used as living quarters.
A unique part of the Gingin Shopping area, this house was occupied by Mr. Philbey until his death in 1933, when he died on the premises. The house belonged in succession to C.P. Knight, J.Y. Dewar, and G.S. Giles and was bought in 1961 by A.N. & N.F. Lucraft, who had the Shop next door. Mr. & Mrs. I Evans renovated the house in the early 1990's.
It is presently owned by Angela and Tom Cabassi and is used as a Real Estate Office.


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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Local Stone
Roof TILE Other Tile

Creation Date

11 Jun 1998

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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