City of Fremantle

Place Number



162 Marine Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1907

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, 162 Marine Terrace, is a single storey brick and tile house dating from c1907. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. 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, 162 Marine Terrace is a single storey brick, timber and tile house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are rendered brick in some sections, with weatherboard cladding in others. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with tiles. The verandah addresses the corner. There are timber framed sash windows with tiled awnings on one elevation, and metal awnings with steel brackets on the other. The house is situated above street level. There is a limestone wall to the front boundary line.


A sewerage plan from November 1907 shows the residence as a brick building with a bathroom within a central section of the rear verandah and the southern section of the rear verandah enclosed as a timber room. A staggered verandah wraps the northwest (front) corner of the house, with steps accessing it from Wardie Street (now Sheedy Street). A wall is shown along the Wardie Street boundary but there is no corresponding wall shown along the western lot boundary. At this time, the house was not the corner lot, although there was no development on the additional lot between this residence and Wellington Terrace (now Marine Terrace). A 1913 PWD plan shows a cottage in this location that appears to match the footprint of the residence evident in 1979 and 1993. Four small outbuildings are shown in the rear yard. The residence is built on the southern lot boundary but there is no development on the adjacent southern lot. 1979 photographs show the place as a small fibrous cement cottage with three roof sections – the two over the main house being hipped, and the front section having a gable above a skillion section that appears to be a former verandah. The right (south) side of the house has the appearance of having formerly abutted a neighbouring house. The entrance is oriented towards the corner of Sheedy Street and Marine Terrace, with a small porch, some of which is under the main roof and some of which has a light-weight awning cover. The front section facing Marine Terrace is clad with fibrous cement and has one long, high window. It appears to be an infilled verandah. The rear section also appears to be an infilled verandah, being weatherboard clad under a skillion roof. A large pergola fills much of the rear yard. This place was included on the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80. A 1993 photograph shows the place largely as in 1979, with the exception that the corrugated iron roof has been replaced with tiles. Some of the garden furniture appears similar to 1979, suggesting the same occupants may still be in residence. In both 1979 and 1993, a limestone retaining wall heavily covered in vegetation wraps the corner of the lot and extends along both street fronts.


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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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