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115a Hampton Rd Fremantle

Location Details

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Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


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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

Duplex, 115-115A Hampton Road, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey attached pair dating from c 1900. 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

Duplex, 115-115A Hampton Road is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron duplex pair with a symmetrical façade built in 1900 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with brick quoins. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof. There is a low level rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line together with proliferate foliage making further description difficult. This place contains a limestone feature.


Hampton Road was originally called Prison Road. It derives its name from John Stephen Hampton (1810-1869), the Governor of WA from 1862-68. He was previously Comptroller of Convicts in Tasmania. His son, G. E. Hampton, was Acting Comptroller-General of the Fremantle Convict Establishment.
Duplex 115-115A Hampton Road was built in 1900 for Annie Taylor. By 1920, James Kirk owned the property.
A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows a large brick house with full length front and rear verandahs. There was wood block paving and several outbuildings behind the house. The lot next door (113 Hampton Road) was part of this holding, and appears to have been a paddock associated with the weatherboard stables at the rear of No. 115.
The land at the rear of the house was the subject of an archaeological survey in 1988. A blacksmith’s forge, well and an air-raid shelter were located. These were later built over with units (113A and 113C Hampton Road). It has been recorded that James Kirk moved his father’s blacksmith’s shop from his home at 121 Hampton Road to 115 Hampton Road in the 1930s and that he blacksmithed as a hobby until the 1940s. James Kirk was appointed an Air Raid Warden at the outbreak of World War II and excavated an air raid shelter adjacent to the small cottage he had built at the rear of the lot in 1935.
The property was owned by the Kirk family until 1988, by which time it was in poor condition.
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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Roof METAL Other Metal
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

16 Aug 2010

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Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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