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House, 286 High Street


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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286 High St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1928, Constructed from 1927

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - Does not warrant assessment Current 25 Sep 2015

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Historical Record Only

Historical Record Only

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of historical interest. The information is retained in the database purely for historical record keeping.

Statement of Significance

Significance removed by demolition

Physical Description

No physical evidence remains.


High Street was named by Surveyor General Roe - as was customary in English towns, the main street of the town was named High Street. Eastward from William Street the roadway was completed by convict labour after the Town Hall was built in 1887. High Street around the Town Hall closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall was trialled in November 1973 and made a permanent pedestrian mall in 1975.
Fremantle City Council rate books revealed that Lot EM 1071, 286 High Street, was originally owned by Henry Briggs, later Sir Henry Briggs, as a vacant lot as early as 1903. Apparently he sold to the War Service Homes Board who later sold to Harold West William Robinson, who built the residence, described as a brick residence and completed in 1927-28. The builder was L. Munzall of Palmyra and the cost of the house was £745.
In 1935, Williams Stevenson is listed as the owner. In 1951, Harold Ballingall took over and remained there until 1982 when John and Judith Moore became the new owners. There was a record of two sets of plans. The first was for a garage and sleep-out built at a cost of £622. The contractor was S. Baldwin and the permit was granted on 28 August 1957. The second was for additions (unspecified), the builder being K. Hall of Attadale, the permit granted on 27 March 1957.
House, 288 High Street was included on the Fremantle Municipal Heritage Inventory when it was first adopted in 18 September 2000 and the Heritage List on 8 March 2007. The Statement of Significance for the place was: House, 286 High Street, is a single storey brick and iron house dating from the 1920s. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.
In 2000 the physical evidence was described as: House, 286 High Street is a single storey brick and iron house constructed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are tuck pointed brick to dado height with roughcast render above. The roof is hipped with a small central gabled and clad with corrugated iron. There is a red brick chimney evident. The verandah is under a continuous corrugated iron roof supported by square timber posts. The symmetrical front façade has a timber central door flanked by three, eight pane timber framed casement windows. There is a red face brick garage to the left, with brickwork adjoining the house.
In 2019 houses, 286, 288, 315, 319, 321, 323, 325 & 327 High Street, Fremantle were demolished as part of High Street upgrade.
On 23 February 2022 Council resolved to remove 286 High Street from the Heritage List and to change the management category in the Local Heritage Survey to Historic Record Only.


No archaeological potential


No Integrity
No Authenticity



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Roughcast
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Pointed Brick

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

17 Jun 2022


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