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Butterlys Cottage, 1 Harper Rd, Toodyay, WA, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (30/06/1992)
Place ID 18096
Place File No 5/07/114/0024
Statement of Significance
Butterly's Cottage is a substantially intact Victorian Georgian residence which, because of its key location at the entrance to the town, makes a crucial contribution to the historic character of the Toodyay townscape (Criteria G.1 and D.2).
Official Values Not Available
Description
Built c 1870, Butterly's Cottage is a freestanding single storey Victorian Georgian brick residence. It has a U-shaped hipped roof, originally shingled and now corrugated iron, with symmetrically placed brick chimneys and is encircled by a hipped bullnosed iron verandah with simple timber columns. Brickwork is in Flemish bond, the earliest surviving example of this type in Toodyay. It has a symmetrical facade with centrally placed panelled door and French windows opening onto the verandah. The cottage was originally occupied by C G Monger, whilst he operated the family store located opposite the house and adjacent to the river bridge. In 1891 the Toodyay business of the Western Australian Bank was originally conducted from this building by the manager of the Northam Branch, (Sir) James Mitchell, later Governor of Western Australia. From 1954-80 the cottage was owned and occupied by Miss Kathleen Gladys Butterly, who sold the house and land to the Shire of Toodyay as a property for the Homes for the Aged. The cottage occupies a key position in the Toodyay townscape at the entry to the main street from the Bolgart Bridge (crossing the Avon River).
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
The cottage has been unoccupied since 1980 and is in a deteriorated condition. Some stabilisation work has been carried out by local volunteers and a major restoration program has been proposed. (January 1991)
Location
1 Harper Road, Toodyay.
Bibliography
CHITTY, I. D. 'TOODYAY. A SURVEY OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS.' ARAIA, 1975
ERICSON, R. 'OLD TOODYAY AND NEWCASTLE.' 1975
Campbell, R. McK. & van Bremen I. H. 1996. Butterly House - Toodyay : Conservation
Plan. NEGP Report.

Report Produced  Wed Jul 30 09:40:37 2014