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104 Hampton Rd Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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
RHP - To be assessed Current 25 Jan 2006

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, 104 Hampton Road, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey house dating from c 1902. 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

104 Hampton Road is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house with an asymmetrical facade built c.1902 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room with two double hung sash windows and a corrugated iron awning. The gable end has fibre cement sheeting. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof supported on timber posts. Under the verandah is the front door (not visible) and a double hung sash window. There are two corbelled chimneys evident. The house is elevated from street level with steps leading to the front entrance. There is a limestone and iron wall to the front boundary line.


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.
House, 104 Hampton Road was built in 1902/03 for Harry James Higham. The cottage was one of several built at the time and all were leased to tenants. James Porter lived at No. 104 for many years.
A PWD plan dated 1913 shows a run of six small cottages of identical plan form along Hampton Road. House, 104 Hampton Road was the fourth cottage in the run.
Circa 1930, ownership was transferred to Samuel McAllister, who had moved into the house by 1936/37. In early 1950s, ownership of the cottage was transferred to Mary Ellen McAllister. Originally 114 Hampton Road, it became No. 70 in 1936/37 and No. 104 in 1951/52.
House, 104 Hampton Road was bought by Archilli and Luisa Polli in the late 1950s and by 1964, the house had been bought by the State Government for Nurses Quarters. The cottage returned to private ownership in 1994.
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
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

11 Feb 2020


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