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26 South St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1898

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, 26 South Street, is a typical brick and tile single storey house dating from c1898. 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

26 South Street is a single storey, single room width, brick and iron house with asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are red face brick. The roof is pitched and clad with corrugated iron. The gable end features decorative fascia and timber elements with finial. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof supported by timber posts with simple timber brackets. The asymmetrical front façade has a front door with fanlight and double hung sash windows. There is an addition to the side clad with fibre cement sheeting, with an external door. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


House, 26 South Street was built between 1895 and 1900. In 1901/02, the cottage was owned and occupied by Emma Bowden, a dressmaker.

Lawrence Threlfall was the owner by the early 1930s. Frank Threlfall was the occupier; for a time, before Lawrence moved in.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows a brick house built in two sections of roughly equal size. The front section had a full length front verandah that wrapped around the western elevation and the back section had an asbestos addition to the rear. There was another weatherboard addition with a verandah facing the yard behind this. A path led from the front of the house, down the western side of the house and into the backyard. There was a weatherboard garage near the back boundary fence.

Following Lawrence Threlfall’s death in the early 1960s, ownership passed to Jane Threlfall. By 1981, House, 26 South Street was owned by the Oxwell family.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
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

19 Feb 2020


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