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Christian Brothers College, Fremantle

Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

00898
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Location

41-51 Ellen St Fremantle

Location Details

Other Name(s)

St. Patrick's School
Christian Brothers College (CBC); Edmund Hall

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

1882, 2000

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Town Planning Scheme YES 08 Mar 2007
State Register Interim Extension Indefinite 27 Feb 2013 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 1A

Level 1A

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle. This place is entered onto the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Register of Heritage Places. All development applications must be referred to the Heritage Council for approval.

Classified by the National Trust Classified 06 Oct 1980 NA

NA

Register of the National Estate Permanent 23 Sep 1982 NA

NA

Statement of Significance

Christian Brothers College comprises an exceptionally significant group of buildings constructed from 1882. The group is significant for historical, social and spiritual reasons associated with the life and work of the Christian Brothers. The place has been a significant school in Fremantle since the 1880s. Many of the buildings are of aesthetic significance as examples of the work of Joseph Noonan.

Physical Description

Christian Brothers College comprises of a group of buildings including Edmund Hall (1882) which fronts onto High Street and is rendered; two stone and buildings which front onto Ellen Street and some contemporary buildings. This place contains a limestone feature. Edmund Hall, a single storey stone building in the Victorian Georgian style; Administration Building, a two storey brick and tile building in the Federation Queen Anne style; Classroom Block, a two storey stone and tile building in the Victorian Tudor style; and the following buildings in versions of the Post War International style: the Marshall Wing, Centenary Building, White Building, Bill Hughes Technical Centre and the Bob Rose' Meyer Physical Education Centre. The buildings are set in a predominantly grassed landscape, which has paths and covered walkways and some areas of bitumen for sports.
A Heritage Assessment was prepared in Aug 2009 by the City of Fremantle for a DA submission to Council for the proposed construction of a two storey language block which is to be linked to the existing White Building. It is also intended to construct a covered assembly area and proposed verandah area attached to the existing Manual Arts block.

History

The first building erected on the current Christian Brothers College site was Edmund Hall. Originally the school operated from St Patricks Presbytery until the erection of a new and separate building became a necessity. The plans for the school were drawn up by Joseph Noonan. Noonan was a well-known figure in the Fenian movement who arrived in Fremantle as a convict on the "Hougoumont" in 1868. He also designed the Victoria Square Convent, St Patricks Boys School in Perth and St Patricks in York. The Foundation Stone of the school was laid on the 26th of January 1882 and the school was opened on the 14th of November 1883.
A Heritage Assessment was prepared in Aug 2009 by the City of Fremantle for a DA submission to Council for the proposed construction of a two storey language block which is to be linked to the existing White Building. It is also intended to construct a covered assembly area and proposed verandah area attached to the existing Manual Arts block.
Ellen Street was named for Ellen Mangles of Woodbridge, Surrey, England, wife of Sir James Stirling, the Governor.

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 good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Associations

Name Association Type Date From Date To
Joseph Noonan 25593 Architect - -

State Heritage Office library entries

ISBN Number Title Medium Year of Publication
Conservation Plan Christian Brothers College Fremantle Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1996

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

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

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Queen Anne
Victorian Georgian
Victorian Tudor

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof TILE Ceramic Tile
Wall RENDER Roughcast
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Religion
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Approved

Last Update

11 Apr 2013

Disclaimer

This data is provided by the City of Fremantle. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this data, the City of Fremantle makes no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which you might incur as a result of the data being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason. Under no circumstances should this data be used to carry out any work without first contacting the City of Fremantle for the appropriate confirmation and approval.