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Tannatt Chambers


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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8 High St 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

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.

Classified by the National Trust Classified 28 Oct 1974

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

The place is of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the gold boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A rare and well executed example of a building in the Federation Romanesque style in the Old Port City of Fremantle. The place is a significant landmark in the Old Port City of Fremantle. The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.

Physical Description

A three storey building with highly decorative façade and half basement (ground floor) below the street level. The façade has tuck pointed face brick with smooth render second floor and a stucco banded parapet. The name 'Tannatt Chambers' is raised on a decorative stucco cornice above the portico facade over the ground and first floors. The east side front entrance and the pointed arched windows of the first floor have stained glass transoms lights; the arched windows on the upper level have multi paned timber windows.


High Street was named by Surveyor General Roe - as was customary in English towns, the main street of the town was named High Street. Eastward from William Street the roadway was completed by convict labour after the Town Hall was built in 1887. High Street around the Town Hall closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall was trialled in November 1973 and made a permanent pedestrian mall in 1975.
Designed in 1900 by E.M. Dean Smith as was No. 10 adjacent. The building has a basement and two upper floors.
Currently (2002), O'Byrne & Associates Real Estate Agents.




Name Type Year From Year To
E M Dean Smith Architect - -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
7902 Fremantle walks. Book 2006

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg
Original Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg

Architectural Styles

Federation Romanesque

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other GLASS Glass
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Wall RENDER Smooth
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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