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40-42 Holdsworth St Fremantle

Location Details

MI States: 42 Holdsworth st

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1850

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Restrictive Covenant YES

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 06 Oct 1980

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Nominated 08 Jun 1981

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Registered 21 Oct 1980

Heritage Council
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.

RHP - To be assessed Current 28 Nov 2003

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

Historically significant as a bakery dating back to the mid nineteenth century in Fremantle. Socially significant as a representative example of commercial uses associated with the every day lives of the people of Fremantle. Aesthetically significant as an example of a small shop located in a predominantly residential area close to the Fremantle town centre.

Physical Description

Shop (Fmr), 42 (previously 40) Holdsworth Street is a single storey brick sided and rendered façade, single faced parapet and skillion roof building, with a zero setback from the pavement. There is a large timber framed window, divided into four verticals by timber mullions; the right-sided entrance has a four-panelled timber door and transom window above. There is a low stone wall attached to the right side of the building. The face brick side elevation and the front elevation feature extant painted signage: 'Seuberts Antiques and Old Wares'.

House, 42 Holdsworth Street is a two storey stone (rendered façade) and zincalume hipped roof house, sitting behind a low stone wall, which extends from Shop (fmr) 42 (previously 40) Holdsworth Street. The building has a two storey weatherboard section at the rear. There are two chimneys and a dropped corrugated iron veranda roof supported by timber posts; the first floor has a timber balustrade. The windows are six over six timber double hung sash.


Holdsworth Street was originally named Doonan Street; the change of name occurred c. 1901. Joseph Doonan was the Comptroller of the Prison and J. Doonan & Sons were also storekeepers in Adelaide Street. Lionel Holdsworth owned a large amount of land in the area and after his death in 1901 the street name was changed.
The shop was originally a bakery for Thomas Henry Day, baker, who resided next door in the two storey house built c1850. It has been an ice cream factory, grocery and mixed business store and by 1982 Seubert's antique shop. It was restored in 1978.
Currently (2002), appears vacant.

The house is a two storey residence dating from c1850. The residence was possibly intended to be the start of a row of terraced housing. Thomas Henry Day, baker, was resident from c1904 to c1930 with his bakery next door. It was restored in 1978.
Currently (2013), residence.


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


Condition assessed as fair to 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
Original Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence
Original Use COMMERCIAL Other

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall RENDER Other Render
Wall STONE Other Stone
Roof METAL Zincalume
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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