Cuddy Cuddy

    Western Australia

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    In 2002 Philip Griffiths Architects prepared a conservation plan for the then deteriorated group of buildings. In the ensuing years, a series of conservation programs has seen much of the major conservation work complete, though several buildings remain to be conserved and roofed. The key buildings are now stable and the staging post elements are now readily legible.

    Cuddy Cuddy comprises an Engine Shed, the Long Stables, Small Stables and the Large Barn, Cow Shed, Shearing Shed, Homestead and Butchery and Hen House set in a distinctive cultural landscape. Following the construction of the railway line, the place ceased to operate as a staging post and was used for sheep and wheat farming.

    Cuddy Cuddy was designed and built in the 1860s as a coach horse changing station or staging post to serve the Geraldton to Northampton service.