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Lenaville

Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

00936
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Location

186 High St Fremantle

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Shenton House

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

1885 to 0

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Town Planning Scheme YES 08 Mar 2007
State Register Permanent 19 Nov 1993 Register Entry
Heritage Council

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Classified by the National Trust Classified 01 Apr 1974 NA

NA

Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978 NA

NA

Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 1A

Level 1A

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle. This place is entered onto the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Register of Heritage Places. All development applications must be referred to the Heritage Council for approval.

Parent Place or Precinct

22527 Memorial Reserve Precinct

Statement of Significance

Refer to HCWA's Assessment Documentation of Places for Entry in the Register of Heritage Places.

Physical Description

Refer to Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places - Register and Assessment Documentation.

There is inconclusive evidence as to the age of the cottage. According to George Seddon the cottage was built somewhere between the 1840s and 1850s, while Maxine Lanyon believes the cottage was built at the same time as Lenaville and that it was built as kitchen and domestic quarters to the main residence. The building then became uninhabitable until purchased by the Seddons and substantial structural changes were undertaken (Seddon, G. 1993). The cottage, like Lenaville, was built in two parts according to George Seddon, with the later extension being built when extensions to Lenaville were also completed. Seddon has identified the southern end to be the earliest section of the cottage, 1840- 1850, with the northern section being built around 1895. The cottage, as was Lenaville, is constructed in limestone random rubble but unlike Lenaville it has brick quoins around the doors and windows on the north side. This according to Seddon is one of the indicators that construction of this section took place at a later date than the rest of the cottage. The cottage was in a derelict and uninhabitable condition when Seddon purchased the property and has undergone substantial structural changes since.

History

Refer to Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places - Register and Assessment Documentation.

For a history of the cottage see G. Seddon, A House, a cottage and a shop: 186 High Street, Fremantle, Guildford, 1993. Briefly, he points out that it is difficult to date the cottage as it apparently was built in stages - the first stage probably early, the secondm, where bricks were used, probably in the 1890s. It may have been used as a kitchen for the house. There is inconclusive evidence as to the age of the cottage. According to George Seddon the cottage was built somewhere between the 1840's and 1850's, while Maxine Lanyon believes the cottage was built at the same time as Lenaville and that it was built as kitchen and domestic quarters to the main residence. There is also confusion as to the function of the cottage with the 'Fremantle Gazette' (July 18, 1984, p.3) incorrectly identifying the cottage as "the original rum house for the early colony". From 1920 onwards the cottage has a shadowy independent existence in the Rate Books, being linked to the shop which was listed as 2 Ord Street. However it was not until 1947-1948 that the cottage is identified in the Rate Books as 4A Ord Street. The cottage appears to have been used as rental accommodation throughout its existence. After 1952 the cottage was empty for a time until Brian Klopper used the cottage as an office from 1984-1987. The building then became uninhabitable until purchased by the Seddon's and substantial structural changes were undertaken (Seddon, G. 1993).

Associations

Name Association Type Date From Date To
SEDDON, George & Marli. 5918 Owner - -
Blinco,Henry. 5922 Original Owner - -
BLACKER, Lena Valeska. 5916 Owner - -

State Heritage Office library entries

ISBN Number Title Medium Year of Publication
Looking at an old suburb : a walking guide to four blocks of Fremantle. Book 2000
A preliminary study of convict sites in Western Australia (draft). Heritage Study {Other} 1997
1875466223 A house, a cottage and a shop : 186 High Street, Fremantle : a case history of three buildings, their precinct, their social history, and the 'Fremantle Transitional' domestic architecture 1870-1880 in context. Book 1993

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

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

Architectural Styles

Style
Victorian Regency

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Handmade Brick
Roof TIMBER Shingle

Historic Themes

General Specific
PEOPLE Early settlers
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Workers {incl. Aboriginal, convict}
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Immigration, emigration & refugees

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

20 Apr 2013

Disclaimer

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