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261 South Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1901

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Level 3

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of some cultural heritage significance for its contribution to the heritage of Fremantle in terms of its individual or collective aesthetic, historic, social or scientific significance, and /or its contribution to the streetscape, local area and Fremantle. Its contribution to the urban context should be maintained and enhanced.

Statement of Significance

Duplex, 259-261 South Terrace, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey duplex pair dating from c1901. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

259-261 South Terrace is a single storey, rendered masonry and iron duplex pair with a symmetrical facade built in 1901 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roofs are hipped and clad with corrugated iron, with dividing wall visible between. To no.261 the front verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof supported by turned timber posts with decorative timber brackets. The verandah to no.259 has a separate bullnose corrugated iron roof supported by turned timber posts. The front doors are adjacent to each other, no. 261 has casement windows, no. 259 has two double hung sash windows. There is a rendered masonry wall infilled with iron railing to no.261 and infilled with timber pickets to no.259 to the front boundary line.


Duplex, 261 South Terrace was built in 1901/02 for E Davies. By 1903, Frederick Jones was the owner and by 1930, Lillian Embleton. John and Eunice Anderson were the owners from the early 1940s until the early 1950s. Ellen Swift was a long term tenant of No. 261 during this time.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1955 shows a pair of attached brick residences at 259 and 261 South Terrace. Both had full length front verandahs and galvanised iron additions at the rear. They were are of the same plan form as the terraced cottages next door at 263 and 265 South Terrace.

The terrace cottage has had a number of owners since the 1960s.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
High degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining.
(These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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