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22 Nelson St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1930

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, 22 Nelson Street, is a typical brick and tile single storey house dating from 1930. 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 a late example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

22 Nelson Street is a single storey, brick and tile house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are face brick with rendered banding at dado height. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. The ‘L’ shaped verandah has a continuous tiled roof and is supported by turned timber posts with decorative timber brackets and frieze. Under the verandah is a set of casement windows which extend around the corner of the front room. The front door is recessed against the side room and there is a circular window on this wall. There is a brick and rendered corbelled chimney with chimney pot evident. There is a low level rendered masonry wall 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, 22 Nelson Street was built between 1922 and 1940. In 1941/42, the house was owned by Isabella Neal (or Veal) and occupied by Imogen McAppion.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows House, Nelson Street along the length of the lot (which really faces Attfield Street). The main (western) section of the house was brick, with a front verandah that wrapped around the side. A weatherboard addition located to the east was also verandahed. A number of attached outbuildings were located along the northern boundary.

Between the early 1950s and c. 1970, House, 22 Nelson Street was owned and occupied by Nelson McAppion. In 1981, the house was owned by the De San Miguel 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 Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
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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