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Phillimore Chambers


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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7-11 Phillimore St Fremantle

Location Details

Cnr Cliff St Also part of 840 West End Conservation Area.

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1899

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
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 28 Oct 1974

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 1B

Level 1B

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is required. It is recommended that this place be considered for entry in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places.

Statement of Significance

The place is of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the gold boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The place is significant because, when viewed from the street, it is a substantially intact example of a commercial building which contributes to the very significant Old Port City of Fremantle. The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.

Physical Description

Two storey rendered and truncated corner building with a zero setback from the pavement. There is a highly decorative parapet and four decorative pediments; the name 'Phillimore Chambers' appears across the corner pediment and in an entrance aedicule in Phillimore Street. There are engaged pilasters dividing the building into bays. The ground floor has multi paned transom lights above the windows; the first floor has decorative pilasters between double sash windows.


Designed by Wilkinson, Smith and Wilson, architects, 1899.
Currently (2002), various office and retail uses.




Name Type Year From Year To
Wilkinson, Smith and Wilson Architect - -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
996 Interiors project : Old Customs House 8 Phillimore St Report 1992
7902 Fremantle walks. Book 2006

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Other Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg
Present Use COMMERCIAL Other
Present Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Original Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Smooth
Wall RENDER Other Render
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

24 Feb 2020


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