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City of Fremantle

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18 Queen Victoria St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1895

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

Terraces, 18-24 Queen Victoria Street, a two storey brick and iron row of four attached houses dating from 1896, has aesthetic value for its fine design and detailing as well as its landmark qualities and positive contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the more affluent building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of a fine Federation Filigree style residence in the Fremantle area. The place has rarity value as being a group of four semi detached residences with a high degree of integrity and authenticity.

Physical Description

Terrace, 18-24 Queen Victoria Street is four two storey rendered with ashlar effect terraces which have a low wall parapet and decorative central pediments. The verandahs are supported by the dividing firewalls and timber posts between cast iron frieze and first floor balustrading.


William Silas Pearse owned the lot from 1886 to 1895 . Mrs M Oakley owned the lot in 1896. The construction date was 1895/96. The early tenants of the building were notably professional people, for example commercial agents, master mariners, school teachers and surgeons.
Restoration work was done in 1980, and the place was awarded a Fremantle Heritage Award in 1981.

This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Purple: "Of architectural and historic significance in its own right").

This place was identified in the "Heritage Report on 19th century limestone walls and steps in Fremantle" prepared by Silvana Grassadonia, for the City of Fremantle, 1986.

The use of limestone is part of the Fremantle landscape and gives the City coherence and character. Limestone walls were built around properties in Fremantle to prevent sand drift in response to an early building regulation dating from the 1830s. Limestone walls are one commonly encountered example of use of this stone as a building material, most of them dating from the 19th century and early years of the 20th century. Most of the limestone in small walls came from local quarries.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing

Architectural Styles

Federation Filigree

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Other Render

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

26 May 2013

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Last Update

03 Mar 2020


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