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4 Manning St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902, Constructed from 1903

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 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

House, 4 Manning Street, is a typical rendered masonry and tile single storey house dating from 1902/03. 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 Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

4 Manning Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is gabled and clad with tiles. The facade has a projecting front room with timber casement windows and gable over. The front door is located under a deep and narrow from porch which has a continuous tiled roof and decorative chamfered timber posts. The house is set at a 45 degree angle to the street alignment. There is a brick wall to the front boundary line.


House, 4 Manning Street was formerly known as 18 Manning Street; the numbering changed in 1934/35.
This house was built in 1902/03 for the owner and occupier, Richard Rennie. His occupation is recorded as a building contractor. In the same year the adjacent property at 2 Manning Street was built for the owner Richard Bradbury, a plumber.
Rennie occupied the house until 1903/4 and then leased the house.
The 1908 sewerage plan of the site shows that this brick house had two verandahs at the front on either side of prominent front room. At the rear of the property was a closet and a timber shed which appears to be built on a stone foundation or surrounded by a stone wall. The triangular shaped block on the corner of Carnac and Manning Streets had a stone wall on the corner which is noted as a coach house stable.
By 1920/21, the house was owned by Margaret and John Fahey who occupied the house and then subsequently leased it to Walter Flindell. In 1930/31, the house was owned and occupied by Robert Mitchell.
Mitchell continued to own the house until 1951/52 but leased it to tenants including Owen Douglas Mark and Stanley Robert Mitchell.
A photograph of the house in 1979/81 shows that the house was in good condition. A full height cyclone mesh fence encloses the front yard. The front verandah on the north side had been fully enclosed with asbestos or similar sheeting.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment")


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


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Other Keywords

The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was amended and adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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