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42 Lilly St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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, 42 Lilly Street, is a typical limestone, brick tile and iron single storey house dating from c 1902. 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

42 Lilly Street is a single storey, single room width, limestone, tile and iron house built c.1902 with asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. The verandah has a bullnose corrugated iron roof supported by chamfered timber posts with frieze and a simple timber balustrade. The front door has a fanlight and there is a double hung sash window with sidelights to the right side. The house is elevated from street level. There is a rendered chimney evident. There is a low level brick wall to the front boundary line.


Lilly Street is named after James Lilly, who was manager of the Adelaide Steamship Company from 1886 to 1889. Lilly was born in Tasmania in 1845 and died in Claremont in 1905. The majority of the houses in the street date from the 1890s and early 1900s.

House, 42 Lilly Street was built c. 1902. It was owned by W Fearn, a cook, and occupied by P V Bailey. Mr Bailey, a master mariner, subsequently purchased the property and continued to live there until c. 1910.

The 1908 Metropolitan Sewerage plan shows House, 42 Lilly Street as a brick cottage with front and back verandahs and a galvanised iron shed at the rear.

By 1915, House, 42 Lilly Street was owned and occupied by William Gartrell. He continued to own the house until his death c. 1945, when title passed to Miss Muriel Gartrell.

By 1950, the property was owned and occupied by Leonard Smithies. In the mid-1950s, ownership passed to Gilbert Bower. Bicola Cammorota was the owner in the mid-1960s; Rocco and Maria Vasile in the early 1970s. House, 42 Lilly Street has had few owners since that time.

Until 1978, House 40 and 42 Lilly Street were on the same lot. They were subdivided in 1978.

This place was 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.


High degree of integrity (original intent 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 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
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

05 Mar 2020


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