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13 Nelson St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

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, 13 Nelson Street, is a typical limestone and brick and iron single storey house dating from 1908. 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

13 Nelson Street is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room with bay window on the west. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported on timber posts which extends around the bay window. The front door under the verandah has side and fanlights. There are two rendered corbelled chimneys evident. There is a rendered masonry and timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


This area of South Fremantle was subdivided by Henry Briggs in 1893. However, Nelson Street does not appear in Council records until 1898 and was not developed until c. 1900.

House, 13 Nelson Street was built between 1900 and 1914. In 1914/15, the cottage was owned by Anne Sargent and occupied by Alfred Sargent. Christina and Clifford Meredith were the owners and occupiers in the 1930s and 1940s; Frances Phillipe in the 1950s and 1960s.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows a large brick house with a projecting front room to the west, with a bay window. The house had a full length front verandah that wrapped around the eastern elevation, terminating at a weatherboard bathroom near the rear of the house. At the back of the house, there was a sizable asbestos addition, with a small verandah attached with steps leading down to the back yard. There was a section of paving running across the back of the house and the rest of the yard was marked ‘lawn’.

House, 13 Nelson Street was owned by the Surman family in 1981.

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 Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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