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51 Attfield St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1914, Constructed from 1913

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, 51 Attfield Street, is a brick and iron single storey house dating from 1913/14. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of a workers' house in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

51 Attfield Street is a single storey, red face brick, rendered masonry and iron house with a symmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are red face brick with rendered banding. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. There is a vented Dutch gable located over the front door. The front facade has a central front door with side and fanlights, flanked on either side by pairs of timber framed double hung sash windows. The verandah is under a continuous corrugated iron roof and is supported by square timber posts with decorative timber brackets. There are brick chimneys with rendered corbels. There is a rendered brick and timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


House, 51 Attfield Street was formerly numbered 73 Attfield Street. Numbers changed in1935/36.
House, 51 Attfield Street was built in 1913/14 for Flora Matilda O’Cain. It is assumed that she was also the occupant.
By 1920 the house was transferred to the War Service Homes which was a Commonwealth Department linked to the Western Australian department for public housing. The occupant at this time was Robert John Sharpen who occupied the home until at least the early 1930s.
Owners and occupiers of the property in the 1940s and 1950s were Arthur and Annie Wood.
In 1956/60 the place was transferred to Carlo and Sebastiana Miragliotto who owned and occupied the place until the late 1970s when the place was transferred to Mark and Patricia Brownell.
In 1963, a new laundry was constructed in the back yard and in 1971, a new patio cover was constructed at the rear of the house by the owner C. Miragliotta, who also owned the adjacent property at 53 Attfield Street.
A photograph taken c.1980 shows that the house was in relatively good condition with a dark coloured, corrugated iron roof with the brick façade and front windows and doors in good condition. The verandah had been partially enclosed with asbestos sheeting. A concrete block wall of a later construction is located on the front boundary.
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")
The addition of a family room at the rear of the house, designed by architect Brian Klopper, was completed in 1982.


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
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall RENDER Smooth
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

21 Feb 2020


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