Round House and Arthur Head Reserve


Heritage Council

Place Number



Lot 2051 Phillimore St Fremantle

Location Details

Arthur Head, W End of High St on the axis of & western end of High St.

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1830 to 1831

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007
State Register Registered 19 Nov 1993 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

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 1A
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978
Classified by the National Trust Classified 02 Nov 1967

Parent Place or Precinct

00840 West End Conservation Area - Fremantle

Child Places

  • 22524 Arthur Head Precinct
  • 22524 Arthur Head Precinct
  • 00846 Kerosene Store (fmr)


Name Type Year From Year To
REVELEY, Henry REVELEY, Henry Willey. Architect - -
Henry Reveley, Civil Engineer to the Colony Architect - -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
7554 Whaling Station and maritime heritage trail, Arthur Head Reserve masterplan. Heritage Study {Other} 2005
314 Restoration of old sea wall Arthur Head Fremantle final report Heritage Study {Other} 1992
174 Arthur Head Reserve Fremantle boat builders wall formerly referred to as the "Whaling Wall" National Estate Grant 86/87/13 final report Heritage Study {Other} 1992
324 Western Australia An architectural heritage Book 1979
3022 The Round House Heritage Study {Other} 1973
7902 Fremantle walks. Book 2006
5138 Arthur Head Reserve - secret tunnel : condition assessment and recommendations / Arup Geotechnics. Report 2000
2241 Report on the historical archaeological potential of Arthur Head and directions for future management and research Book 1988
5096 Arthur Head Reserve, Fremantle : interim report : conservation of natural and built limestone elements / prepared for Fremantle City Council by Ove Arup & Partners. Report 1999
2243 The Roundhouse and Arthur Head Fremantle : conservation plan (first draft). Heritage Study {Other} 1984
474 Limestone conservation study prepared for the City of Fremantle Report 1993
3310 Review of Conservation Plan The Roundhouse Conservation Project for the City of Fremantle Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1996
2244 The excavation and conservation of a 19th century retaining wall at Bathers Beach Fremantle Western Australia Arthur Head Stage Three Book 1990
4876 Arthur Head Reserve conservation : draft implementation plan : February 1998. Heritage Study {Other} 1998
5097 Arthur Head bakery : conservation works report / by Considine and Griffiths Architects Pty Ltd ; with Gaye Nayton, archaeologist. Heritage Study {Other} 2001
4503 Arthur Head Reserve : conservation plan : supporting documentation. Heritage Study {Other} 1998
4877 A conservation plan for the Round House Fremantle. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1995
11360 Arthur Head Reserve Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2011
6972 Perth ... and South-Western Australia in natural colour. Book 1960
2246 Arthur Head Reserve Fremantle Book 1990
4158 Arthur Head Reserve Fremantle Conservation Plan Heritage Study {Other} 1999
4182 Arthur Head Reserve Limestone Natural and Built Features-Amalgamated Technical Reports 1996-1998 Heritage Study {Other} 1999
7467 Fremantle : beyond the Round House. Book 2005
2245 Exploratory excavations at Arthur Head Stage 2 of the NEP Archaeological Programme. Book 1988
2232 Bathers Bay 1984 : report for the Australian Heritage Commission. Heritage Study {Other} 1984
2255 Report on an investigation into the Aboriginal heritage of the Arthur Head area Fremantle Heritage Study {Other} 1984
2242 Report of an investigation into the historical archaeological resource within the Arthur Head area Fremantle Heritage Study {Other} 1984

Place Type

Precinct or Streetscape


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Museum
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Gaol
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Other

Architectural Styles


Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof CONCRETE Other Concrete
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Fishing & other maritime industry
PEOPLE Aboriginal people
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Workers {incl. Aboriginal, convict}

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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