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21 Lefroy Rd South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

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

House, 21 Lefroy Road, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey 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 workers' houses in the South Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

Single storey rendered masonry and iron cottage with an asymmetrical facade constructed 1904. The walls are painted and rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and gabled with no eaves and clad with corrugated iron. The half verandah is under a separate bullnose corrugated iron roof. The front facade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room with a pair of timber windows. Under the verandah is the front door and a timber framed window. There is a brick and timber picket fence to the front boundary and a garden area behind.


Lefroy Road forms the northern boundary of the Lefroy Estate, which extended as far south at Lloyd Street. H Maxwell Lefroy was Comptroller (Superintendent) of the Fremantle Prison from 1859-1876. The portion of the street between South Terrace and Attfield Street was previously called Trinity Street (1908/09), then Sinclair St (1909/10).

House, 21 Lefroy Road was built in 1903/04 for owner William King, a magazine keeper. In 1910/11, the cottage was listed as being owned and occupied by John Darnell.

Mary and Frederick Simpson were the owners and occupiers in 1920/21. Arthur Greggie owned House, 21 Lefroy Road from c. 1930 to his death c. 1950. The house was then transferred to his wife, Elsie, who continued to live there until at least 1960.

House, 21 Lefroy Road has had a number of owners since the early 1970s.

This place was included in the "Heritage Study South Fremantle", prepared by John Taylor Architects, for the City of Fremantle, June 1993. It was also 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.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent partially 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 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

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

14 Feb 2020


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