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Wesley College, Chapel & Memorial Rose Garden


Heritage Council

Place Number

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20 Coode St South Perth

Location Details

Local Government

South Perth



Construction Date

Constructed from 1923 to 2000

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 14 Nov 2000 City of South Perth
State Register Registered 25 Aug 2009 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation

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
Statewide War Memorial Survey Completed 01 May 1996

Art Deco Significant Bldg Survey Completed 30 Jun 1994


Generally, all buildings on site are in good and sound structural condition. The buildings have been well maintained and well utilised. There is an ongoing conservation works program repoint brickwork and replace roof tiles in J.F. Ward Wing and J.S. Maloney House. Extensive conservation works to the structure of Wesley College Old Boys' Memorial Chapel have also been carried out. The place has a high degree of integrity, having been in continuous use as a school since its establishment in 1923. Most buildings are still used for their intended purpose, although the earliest classrooms are not longer used as such, and neither the 1923 nor the 1937 headmaster's accommodation retain a residential function. The original forms and built fabric of the Inter-War buildings are largely intact. Efforts have been made to ensure that all new additions are carried out in a sympathetic manner, keeping to the established forms, palette of materials, and colours. Though extensive refurbishment works have been carried out internally in these buildings, the original planning is largely intact. Overall, the authenticity of the place and individual buildings on site remains moderate to high.


Name Type Year From Year To
Ross Chisholm (chapel) Architect 1960 1960
James Hine Architect 1923 1928
Hobbs, Forbes & Partners Architect 1947 1947
John Flower Architect 1996 1997
Forbes & Fitzharding Architect 1962 1978
Eales, Cohen & Fitzharding (gym) Architect 1940 1940

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
9547 Honest and unsullied days: a history of Wesley College, Perth. Book 2001

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Secondary School
Original Use EDUCATIONAL Secondary School

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Georgian Revival
Post-War Ecclesiastical
Inter-War Gothic
Federation Arts and Crafts

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Other METAL Other Metal
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

28 Apr 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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