City of Fremantle

Place Number



38 Tydeman Rd North Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1913, Constructed from 1897

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - Does not warrant assessment Current 27 Sep 2019

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Parent Place or Precinct

22385 North Fremantle Precinct

Statement of Significance

Together with its pair at 36 Tydeman Road, Duplex, 38 Tydeman Road is a typical weatherboard and iron single storey cottage duplex dating from the 1890s. 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 North Fremantle. Historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the North Fremantle area. The place is a simple example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

Duplex, 36-38 Tydeman Road is a single storey stone and iron duplex pair with an overall symmetrical facade designed with elements of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. This brick duplex is unusual in form, as it has been constructed to appear as a single house. it has a half gable roof with the verandah as part of the main roof. The gable is dressed in roughcast render with a simple timber detailing as ornamentation. The roof is supported on timber posts with decorative brackets and turned timber frieze (to number 36) and lattice frieze (to number 38). A dividing wall through the verandah part of the roof divides the two cottages. There are two timber sash windows with side sashes. The entrances are along the side elevation. The roof form is T-shaped, with a lean to at the rear. A brick chimney with rendered corbelling straddles the ridge, serving the front rooms of both cottages. An additional corbelled chimney at the rear serves the kitchens. A high face brick wall is located along the site boundary to both the Tydeman Road and Pearse Street elevations.


Tydeman Road runs west to east between Port Beach Road and Stirling Highway. It is a major arterial road taking traffic from the beachfront to the major through roads of Stirling Highway and Queen Victoria Street. This street has had several name changes over the years. Originally known as Pensioner Road, the street was renamed John Street in 1913 after Fremantle councillor, W John (1885-1891). The section of road west of Stirling Highway was renamed Tydeman Road in 1968 when a new street was created as a result of the reclamation of the river foreshore. The name changed again in 1968 when a new street was created as a result of reclamation of the river foreshore between Stirling Highway and Bruce Street. The name Tydeman was chosen in honour of Frank Williams Edward Tydeman, General Manager of Chief Engineer of the Fremantle Port Authority. The street was originally residential on the northern side with industrial uses occupying the southern side of the road. The duplex at 36-38 Tydeman Road (formerly 86-88 John Street), located on the corner of Tydeman Road and Pearse Street, was built in the period 1897 to 1913 for an unidentified owner. It was originally part of Lot P41 owned by gentlemen William Edward Marmion of Fremantle, James Grave, Edward Keane, Edmund Gilyard Lacey and Frederick Charles Monger, all of Perth. This group subdivided the Lot in approximately 1890 for residential development. The building does not appear on a 1897 plan of the area but is present on a 1913 plan of the area. In 1921 the two residences were owned separately; number 86 by Daniel Hurley and number 88 by T W Newby. Both owners occupied their houses until 1935. The ownership of the properties in the second half of the twentieth century has not been determined. In 1940, the building retained its original form. At the rear of the property were two water closets and two laundries. In 1978, the front façade of the two residences were slightly different. Number 36 had a timber balustrade, while number 38 had a lattice covering the entire front verandah. On the façade facing Pearse Street, an aluminium window had been inserted into the wall. In 1995, number 38 was renovated including a new meals area, kitchen, bathroom, water closet and laundry. Prior to 1999, a brick wall had been built across the verandah of number 36. This place was included in the 'North Fremantle Heritage Study' (1994) as a place contributing to the development and heritage of North Fremantle. It was also 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 poor to fair (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

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

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

23 Aug 2004

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Last Update

22 Mar 2019


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