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3 Jackson St North Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1895, Constructed from 1897

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.

Parent Place or Precinct

22385 North Fremantle Precinct

Statement of Significance

House, 3 Jackson Street, is a typical brick and iron single storey cottage dating from circa 1895. 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 North Fremantle. Historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the North Fremantle area. The place exhibits elements of the Victorian Georgian and Federation Bungalow styles of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 3 Jackson Street, is a single storey brick and iron cottage with symmetrical facade designed with elements of both the Victorian Georgian and Federation Bungalow styles of architecture. The overall symmetry of the facade follows the Georgian style, whilst the brick piers and rendered columns to the verandah are of the Federation Bungalow style.
Walls are red face brick with a rendered brick panel to the verandah balustrade. The chimneys are rendered brick with simple rendered details.
Roof is hipped corrugated iron with no eaves. Verandah is under a separate tiled roof. Verandah is supported by brick piers and rendered columns with rendered brick panels between. Front elevation is symmetrical with two timber sash windows and a central front door. Brick pier and steel tube fence to front.


Jackson Street was originally part of Lot P47, which was granted to Pensioner Guard George Costigan in 1884. The land was transferred to James Roe (Perth Journalist), then to George Frederick Gallop (Fremantle Clerk) before being purchased by a group of gentlemen in 1897. William Edward Marmion, James Grave, Edward Keane, Edmund Gilyard Lacey and Frederick Charles Monger immediately subdivided the land for residential development and the lots were gradually taken up between 1897 and 1913. The origin of the name Jackson Street is not known.

Jackson Street was developed as a short street running east-west between Pearse Street and Queen Victoria Street (near the present junction with Stirling Highway). The houses built in Jackson Street were generally modest brick, stone or timber cottages for people working in the area. Many of the houses were investment properties leased to tenants. With the development and expansion of Fremantle Port, the zoning for the area changed from residential to general industrial purposes. In 2004, Jackson Street continues to be a residential street with most homes occupied by their owners.

The brick and iron cottage at 3 Jackson Street was built between 1895 and 1897 on a long, narrow block. In 1895, the land owned by Mrs Henley was undeveloped but the cottage appears on an 1897 plan. The lot was originally part of a larger landholding owned by jeweller and developer, Frederick Mason, who subdivided the land for residential purposes in 1892.

Although records are missing, the house evidently remained within Henley family, for in 1921 the place was owned by William E Henley and occupied by William J Heeney. The property was transferred to Mary Henley in 1927 and she occupied the cottage until 1935. Between 1955 and 1961 the place was owned and occupied by Hector Henley. The Henley family have a recorded association with the place of over sixty years.

A plan dated 1940 shows the cottage occupied only the front third of the block with the remainder marked out with concrete pathways, a weatherboard washhouse, two water tanks and a water closet. Verandahs were located on the front and back of the house. The house was connected to the mains sewerage system in 1950. In 1979, the façade of the place showed little modification from the original form. In 2004, the place is used as a residence.

This place was included in the 'North Fremantle Heritage Study' (1994) as a place contributing to the development and heritage of North Fremantle. It was also included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character of Fremantle.


Moderate to high degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use original, high long term sustainability, partially restored, some loss of fabric).
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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian
Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

22 Mar 2019


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