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29 South St South 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 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

Terrace, 27, 29, 31, 33 South Street, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey group of four terrace houses dating from c1900. 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

Terrace, 27, 29, 31, 33 South Street, is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron set of four terrace houses with an overall symmetrical façade built c.1900 and designed as an example of the Victorian Georgian style of architecture. The walls are limestone with brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron with dividing parapet wall visible through roof. The verandah has a continuous corrugated iron bullnose roof and is supported by timber posts with decorative iron brackets and frieze. The front façade of each has a front door and window. Several brick chimneys remain intact. There is a rendered masonry and timber picket fence to the front boundary line


In 1900, two cottages (four duplexes) were under construction for E Weston. By 1901, the terraces were owned by Marshall Brothers and occupied by a Mr Pearson, James Farrell (a customs officer), Clifton Underwood (a traveller) and John Murphy (a master mariner).

By 1903/04, ownership had been transferred to C Marshall and by 1905/06 to Sarah Marshall. William Monro was the owner from c. 1907 until c. 1915, when the terraces were bought by Phillipi Carello. Ernest Atwell owned them from c. 1930 until at least the early 1950s. All of the terraced cottages were rental properties throughout this time.
A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows a run of four attached brick terrace houses at 27 to 33 South Street (then numbered 23 to 29). All had full length front verandahs. 27, 29 and 33 had rear verandahs, while No. 31 had a weatherboard addition at the back. Each of the yards was separated by fences and contained outbuildings, including galvanised iron laundries and separate toilets.

By 1978, the terraces had been rendered and painted and had tile roofs. By 1980, the render had been removed to reveal the original limestone and the roofs replaced with corrugated iron. Bullnosed verandahs on timber posts had also been built to replace the sloping tiled verandahs on steel posts.

This place was 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).
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).

Other Keywords

The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was amended and adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined 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

19 Feb 2020


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