City of Fremantle

Place Number



61 Forrest St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted Level 3

Parent Place or Precinct

26090 Holland/Forrest Street Heritage Area

Physical Description

House, 61 Forrest Street is a single storey timber and iron house constructed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and corrugated iron clad. The front verandah is separate to the main roof, at a different pitch. The verandah is supported by turned timber posts with decorative timber brackets. The symmetrical front façade has a central entry door and two symmetrically placed timber double hung windows. The place has a limestone and painted timber picket front boundary fence and timber gate.


The house was first listed in Post Office Directories in 1902 with Edward Rogers as resident. Numbers were allocated in 1905, at which time the house was No. 154. It became number 61 when the whole street was renumbered in 1939. The 1914 sewerage map (No. 2118) shows this to be a timber dwelling with a full-length front and back verandah and a timber room on the west side at the rear. There was a chimney outside the line of the wall on the west side of the house. Cuthbert C. P. Potts was a long-term resident from c1905-c1920, followed by Arthur William Cockcroft still lived there from c1922 until at least 1949 (when directory records cease). Aerial photos show that between 2004 and 2010 the rear of the lot was subdivided and another house built.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

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Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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