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Lowden

A very small settlement on the Donnybrook - Boyup Brook road, almost halfway between Donnybrook and Mumballup - beautiful countryside. This is more of a district rather than a townsite as apart from the store, surrounding areas are farms and their buildings. Lowden is in the Preston Valley, indeed the Preston River flows just north of the store. The locality is one gateway to the Ferguson Valley which is just north of here. The origin of the name is unknown


 
 
West to Donnybrook  
 
 

Lowden - Preston Valley Store

This is the Preston Valley Store in Lowden. It sits aside the Donnybrook - Mumballup Road. It was previously called the Lowden Store and was constructed in 1916. February 2011. Photos Ref: LOWD001

 

Lowden - Preston Valley Store

A close-up of the front of the store, still going strong, seven and a half years after the above pic was taken. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD002

 

Lowden - Preston Valley Store

The side of the store which faces the Ferguson-Lowden Road. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD003

 

Lowden - Railway Line

A couple so shelters and signs over the road from the store. You can see the defunct Donnybrook to Boyup Brook railway line. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD004

 

Lowden - Railway Line

Looking south across the Lowden-Grimwade road the railway line is still very evident though it has not been used for decades. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD005

 

Lowden - Frog Hollow

The dell across the road from the store must have been started as competition to Gnomesville up in Wellington Mills. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD006

 

Lowden - Road Sign

This road sign tells you exactly where Lowden is located. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD007

 

Lowden - Ferguson Road Valley

Just a couple of kilometres up the Ferguson-Lowden Road you enter the foothills to the Darling Scarp with some magnificent valleys. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD008

 

Lowden - Ferguson Road Valley

Another rather stunning valley on the Ferguson-Lowden Road. July 2018. Photos Ref: LOWD009


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