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Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

00965
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Location

18-20 Nairn St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

1887 to 0

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Classified by the National Trust Classified 01 Aug 1983 NA

NA

Register of the National Estate Nominated 21 Oct 1980 NA

NA

Register of the National Estate Registered 21 Oct 1980 NA

NA

Municipal Inventory Adopted 14 Oct 2000 Recommend RHP

Recommend RHP

Statement of Significance

Duplex 18-20 Nairn Street is a rendered limestone and corrugated iron hipped roof single storey residence in the late Victorian Georgian style of architecture and is of cultural heritage significance.
The place has aesthetic and historic significance as a rare pre gold boom example of residential development in the Old Port City of the West End Conservation Area of Fremantle dating from the late nineteenth.
The place is representative of a residence which is part of a group of remnant residential buildings in Collie, Nairn and Essex Streets.
The place is of social significance as it contributes to the community’s sense of place and as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.

Physical Description

Duplex, 18-20 Nairn Street is a single storey rendered limestone and zincalume hipped roof duplex constructed as a late example of the Victorian Georgian style of architecture.
The duplex has a dividing firewall which extends through the corrugated iron clad steeply pitched hipped roof. There are four tall corbelled chimneys extant. The dropped verandah is supported by timber collared columns between cast iron brackets (probably not original) over a concrete floored verandah (not original).
There is a front entrance with timber panelled front doors and pairs of timber framed double hung sash windows to each duplex. The metal grille front fence and gate are not original.
A Heritage Assessment was prepared in May 2010 by the City of Fremantle for a DA submission to Council for signage at No 20 as the place is to be used as a Barristers and Solicitors office.

History

Nairn St was named for Major William Nairn of 46th Regiment, original grantee of land in Grass Valley, east of Northam. Nairn was born in England in 1767 and died in Fremantle in 1853. In 1839 he was appointed one of the guardians to minors sent to the colony from the United Kingdom. He died at Fremantle on 8 June 1853, aged 86.
Duplex, 18-20 Nairn Street is two four-roomed cottages constructed in 1887 for Edward W. Davies. It remained in the Davies family until 1940.
A Heritage Assessment was prepared in May 2010 by the City of Fremantle for a DA submission to Council for signage at No 20 as the place is to be used as a Barristers and Solicitors office.

Integrity/Authenticity

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

Condition assessed as fair to good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Associations

Name Association Type Date From Date To
Edward Davies 25011 Original Owner - -

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Present RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Style
Victorian Regency
Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Roof METAL Zincalume
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Viewing Status

Approved

Last Update

22 May 2013

Disclaimer

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