City of Fremantle

Place Number



104 Attfield St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1910

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, 104 Attfield Street, is a limestone, brick and iron single storey house dating from c 1910. 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

104 Attfield Street is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house with a symmetrical facade built c.1910 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is symmetrical with a central front door and double hung sash windows. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported on timber posts with decorative brackets. There are two chimneys. There is an extension at the rear with weatherboard cladding and corrugated iron roof. The house is elevated from street level. There is a limestone 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, 104 Attfield Street was built c. 1910. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated about that time shows a brick house in an ‘L’ shape. The house had a full length front verandah and a large weatherboard addition to the rear. There was a separate galvanised iron bathroom near the back of the house and a weatherboard stable was set against the back fence. In 1912, William McKay was listed as the owner. Margaret and William McKay were listed as the owners and occupiers in 1922. By 1932, the property was owned by Edward Hallion. Mr Hallion sold the property c. 1942, but remained the occupant. By 1952, the Hallions had regained ownership. This time, it was registered in Edith Hallion’s name. Mrs Hallion owned the house until at least 1970 and the property has had a couple of owners since that time. This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character 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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Other Use OTHER Other
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

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

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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