Westbury is a bit of a pretend heritage town. Most heritage buildings are actually undated.
The town came into existence in the early 1820s. It was surveyed in 1823 and by 1828 Governor Arthur ordered that the townsite be laid out with a view to Westbury becoming a major stopover point on the route from Hobart to the northwest coast which, at the time, was being opened up by the Van Diemen's Land Company. The scale of the survey was such that it is clear there were plans for Westbury to become a city.
There is an argument that if the English village is some kind of high point of charm then Westbury, the most English of all villages in Australia, is certainly a place worthy of visiting and languidly experiencing. Yes, it has everything a clichéd English village has. A village green, lots of tree-lined streets, old courtyards and stables, elegant old inns and so many charming houses the visitor could easily spend a day just wandering around the streets.
By 1832 Lieutenant Ball and a detachment of troops were stationed near the Village Green. Four years later the town's population comprised 227 free men and women and 317 convicts.