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23 Swanbourne St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1913, Constructed from 1898

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Statement of Significance

House, 23 Swanbourne Street, is a single storey timber, fibro and iron house dating from c1910. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 23 Swanbourne Street is a two storey timber, asbestos and Colourbond house constructed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with fibrous cement sheeting. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with Colourbond. The ground floor has the original verandah roof, which is under a separate roof with no support posts. The asymmetrical front façade has a door to one side, and a protruding front room with timber framed windows. The top floor has a hipped Colourbond roof. There are no windows to the street elevation. The house is situated at street level. There is a red brick and timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


This seems to be part of Lot 795 and has several dwellings on it over time. It is not clear from Fremantle Local History Collection Files, (filed by address) which house becomes no. 23 so a construction date is unknown. The map titled P.W.D. W.A. 6409 and dated 1898 shows no dwellings on this part of Swanbourne Street. The P.W.D. plan no. 13017 dated 1913 shows a narrow stone or brick dwelling on the right hand side of the block with a timber or iron verandah at the front.


High degree of integrity (original intent 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 fair to good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat
Roof METAL Other Metal

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

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Last Update

03 Mar 2020


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