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3 Thompson Rd North Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1915

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.

Parent Place or Precinct

10945 Thompson Road Precinct

Statement of Significance

House, 3 Thompson Road is a typical weatherboard and iron single storey cottage dating from the Federation Period. 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 North Fremantle. Historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the North Fremantle area. The place is a simple example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 3 Thompson Road is a single storey weatherboard and iron cottage with asymmetrical facade designed as a late example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. Walls are painted weatherboard. The roof is hipped corrugated iron with no eaves. There is a tall brick chimney and a gable with timber detailing and finial above the front room. The verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof, supported by timber posts. The front elevation is asymmetrical with a timber sash front window to the protruding front room, with corrugated iron hood over, and to the recessed wall under the verandah. There is a timber front door. There is a timber picket fence running along the front boundary line.


Thompson Road was named for George Thompson (1838-1874), Fremantle's first town clerk (1871-73). The street is mainly residential, with some commercial development at the northern end between Alfred Road and McCabe Road. The majority of the houses were built c. 1900. Only a few lots on the street remained vacant in the 1920s.

There was a house at 3 Thompson Road by 1903, at which time C. O. Kobelke was listed as the occupant. The house is shown on a 1913 Public Works Department plan as being a large timber house, a front verandah and a rear verandah enclosed at both ends. However, a comparison between this plan and a 1939 sewerage diagram would indicate that this house was demolished and another built in its place. The 1939 diagram shows the house as being weatherboard, with a half length front verandah and no verandah or lean/to at the rear. At this time, the house was occupied by William Read.

This place was included in the 'North Fremantle Heritage Study' (1994) as a place contributing to the development and heritage of North Fremantle. It was also included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability, restored).
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
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

22 Mar 2019


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