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15 Lefroy Rd South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1905

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, 15 Lefroy Road, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from 1905. 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 South Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

Single storey rendered masonry and iron cottage with an asymmetrical facade constructed 1905. The walls are painted and rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and gabled with no eaves and clad with corrugated iron. The half verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof. The front facade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room with a timber window. Under the verandah is the front door and a timber framed window. There is a rendered brick and timber picket fence to the front boundary and a garden area behind. The garden and fence partially obscure views to the house.


Lefroy Road forms the northern boundary of the Lefroy Estate, which extended as far south at Lloyd Street. H Maxwell Lefroy was Comptroller (Superintendent) of the Fremantle Prison from 1859-1876. The portion of the street between South Terrace and Attfield Street was previously called Trinity Street (1908/09), then Sinclair St (1909/10).

House, 15 Lefroy Road was built c. 1905 for owner William Bennett. Between c. 1910 and c. 1925, the house was owned and occupied by William Cooke.

James Black owned the property from c. 1930 to c. 1950. It was a rental property from some of this time. A diagram dated 1954 shows House, 15 Lefroy Road as a brick house with a projecting front room with a half-length front verandah. The house shared the same plan form as the adjacent residence at 13 Lefroy Road.

House, 15 Lefroy Road was purchased by Giuseppe Locantro in the early 1950s and remained in his ownership until 1975. The house has had a number of owners since then.

This place was included in the "Heritage Study South Fremantle", prepared by John Taylor Architects, for the City of Fremantle, June 1993. It was also 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.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent partially clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some 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 Rendered 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

14 Feb 2020


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