City of Fremantle

Place Number



25 Central Av Beaconsfield

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1903, Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
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Statement of Significance

House, 25 Central Avenue, is a single storey brick and iron house dating from 1902. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 25 Central Avenue is a single storey, brick and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are face brick. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The gable end has timber features with finial and a window with timber pelmet. The verandah has a separate bullnose corrugated iron roof and is supported by timber posts. The front door and one double hung sash window are under the verandah. There is a timber weatherboard extension at the rear of the house. There is a brick corbelled chimney evident. There is a limestone block and timber picket wall with timber gate to the front boundary line.


On the 9th November 1857, Michael Mahor, a Yeoman of Fremantle was granted Country Enrolment No. 1091, which was later known as Cockburn Sound Location 67. This consisted off 10 acres and was bounded by Fifth Avenue on the West, Lefroy Road to the south, York Street on the east and Cockburn Sound Location 62 on the north. On 24 October 1892 ownership passed to a family of Fremantle butchers, John, David and William Chester, who had a slaughterhouse on part of the land. On 29 August 1901 the land was transferred to a Fremantle Land Agent named Reginald George Webb. Webb subdivided the land on the 8 November 1901 and further subdivisions occurred on 15 July 1903. When the land in this area was originally subdivided and put up for sale a competition was held to decide on a new name for the district and Hilton Park was chosen. In 1901/02 the land on which House, 25 Central Avenue is located was vacant land owned by Ellen Miller and was known as Lot 46. By 1902/03 a cottage had been bui


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 fair (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
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

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Last Update

10 Feb 2020


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