City of Fremantle

Place Number



106 Attfield St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
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
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Statement of Significance

House, 106 Attfield Street, is a limestone, brick and iron single storey house dating from c 1900. 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

106 Attfield Street is a single storey, single room width, limestone and iron house built c.1900 with asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoining. The front door has side and fanlights and there is a double hung sash window to one side. The roof is gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The gable has a decorative timber finial. The verandah has a bullnose corrugated iron roof supported by turned and chamfered timber posts with decorative brackets and simple timber balustrade. There is an extension at the rear of the house. The house is elevated from street level with limestone steps leading up to the verandah. There is a limestone and brick quoin fence to the front boundary line.


Attfield St is named after Dr George Attfield, Imperial Surgeon 1854-1879, who qualified in London in 1850. He attended Fremantle Gaol and was Superintendent at Fremantle Lunatic Asylum. Attfield married a daughter of Surveyor-General Roe. He died in Brighton UK c1923. The street was developed from the late 1890s, with the majority of the houses dating from the first two decades of the twentieth century. House, 106 Attfield Street was built c. 1900. In 1902, James Kneale, a miner, was the owner. Kneale also owned the adjacent property at 108 Attfield Street. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows a long brick house with a full length front verandah. There was a well in the backyard and weatherboard and galvanised iron outbuildings built were set against the back fence. By 1912, the property was owned by J Hewiston and occupied by Thomas Lewis. This remained the case until at least 1932, at which time William Cook was the occupant. From c. 1940, House, 106 Attfield Street was owned and occupied by Edward Clark. After Edward’s death in the 1976 title passed to Lillian Clark. Mrs Clark owned the property until at least 1991. 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).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall STONE Limestone

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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