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2 Barnett St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1896

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 1B

Level 1B

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is required. It is recommended that this place be considered for entry in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places.

Statement of Significance

The place is a very fine example of a stone residence in the Federation Queen Anne style, representing the expansion of Fremantle in the gold boom period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The place contributes to a substantially intact late nineteenth and early twentieth century streetscape close to the centre of Fremantle.

Physical Description

Single storey stone with brick quoining to corners and window and door openings, house which is set above the level of the pavement. The roof is zincalumed hipped and has a faceted gable over the bay, verandahs return down the sides. The fence has rendered piers and limestone with timber pickets set above.


Barnett Street is named after Henry Calvert Barnett whose first government appointment was in 1868. Barnett was Superintendent of the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum 1872 and Colonial Surgeon until 1895. He was also a Member of the first Medical Board, 1894.
House, 2 Barnett Street forms pt 1 of 947. Dr Henry Calvert Barnett owned Lot pr 1 of 947 in 1895, when it was listed as a vacant lot. In 1896, Dr Barnett is still owner and a 'villa building 3/4 rooms' is recorded. In 1897, Dr Barnett died and the house became part of his estate. He did not live there himself, but further down Barnett Street on the cnr. of Barnett and Shuffrey streets. The first occupier was Isaac Bolten, a coach builder. In 1908/09, Mayne Scott is owner. In 1924/25 C.E. Hanna is listed as owner in 1934/35 Frederick Hollis and Rachel Harriet Dukes are joint owners with Rachel becoming the sole owner in 1936/37. She was a long term owner until 1964/68 rate period. During this time Jean Darcey was a long term tenant. In 1964/68 Freecorns Pty Ltd took over ownership and used the residence as a store for their goods. In 1982, John Sydney Dawkins became owner and undertook an extensive restoration program. In 1990, the Sturgeons became the owners.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

17 Apr 2013

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Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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