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27 Manning St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

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, 27 Manning Street, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey house dating from 1900. 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 Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

27 Manning Street is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house with a symmetrical facade designed as a late example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are limestone with brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The facade has a central front door with fan and side lights flanked on either side by pairs of double hung sash windows set in slightly protruding brick bays. The brick bays are also visible above the verandah roof with decorative wrought iron detailing at gutter level. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof and is supported by pairs of chamfered timber posts with decorative timber detailing and brackets. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


The first accurate recording of the place in the Post Office Directories is in 1905 when it is occupied by Mrs Eliza Jamieson and the street number is given. Prior to that year it can be surmised that the occupant in 1902 was John Hughes and in 1903-1904 Mrs Eliza Dempson.
Mrs Eliza Jamieson is resident in Manning Street in 1900 and 1901 at approximately the right location however the lack of house numbers makes it difficult to be confident that this is the same house.
Further research would clarify the date of construction and the ownership of the house when it was built.
The 1908 sewerage plan of this site shows that the stone house has a front verandah and an internal bath on the north west corner of the house. In the back yard is a galvanised iron closet and a galvanised iron shed probably a wood shed. Across the front property boundary is a stone wall which is continued to the adjacent properties, 25 Manning Street and 29 Carnac Street.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Red: "Significantly contributing to the unique character of Fremantle")
A 1980 photograph of the house shows that the original features of the front façade are intact apart from the replacement veranda roof supports which are decorative pillars. Photographs of the place in 1989 prior to the commencement of additions and renovations show that these pillars were removed. The additions to be undertaken at that time were designed by architect Bernard Seeber and included additions to the rear of the building and a new garage and store in the back yard.


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 METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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