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263 High St Fremantle

Location Details

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Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

Demolition Year


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Statement of Significance

House, 263 High Street, is a single storey timber and iron house dating from 1904. 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 an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 263 High Street is a single storey timber and iron house constructed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with painted timber boards. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under the gable roof and is supported by simple profile timber posts on rendered masonry piers, and a rendered masonry infilled balustrade. The symmetrical front façade has a central door with fanlight over, and timber framed double hung sash windows either side. The verandah is enclosed at each side with paneling. The house is situated above street level and cement steps lead up to the cement verandah. There is a low face brick fence with rendered capping to the front boundary line


As was customary in English towns, the main street of the town was named High St.
The house that stands on 263 High Street was built pre 1904/05. In 1904/05 it was owned by James Gilles and occupied by John Brentnall, a railway guard. Gilles owned the place in the early 1920s and by 1927/28 was owned and occupied by Frederick Forster, a previous tenant of Gilles. In the 1940s the house was owned by Lila Daisy Oates.
The house was originally numbered 463 and is part of Lot 1024.


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


Condition assessed as fair (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

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

09 Aug 2010

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Last Update

26 Feb 2020


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