City of Fremantle

Place Number



69 Attfield St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1903

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, 69 Attfield Street, is a rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from 1903. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of a typical workers cottage in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

69 Attfield Street is a single storey, single room width, rendered masonry and tile cottage with an asymmetrical facade designed as a simple example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah has a tiled roof and is supported by columns on rendered masonry piers with a rendered wall between. There is a rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line.


House, 69 Attfield Street was formerly 95 Attfield Street. Numbers changed in 1935/36. House, 69 Attfield Street is first recorded in the Post Office directories in 1903 and the occupant was William Ogilvie. The 1908 sewerage plan of this site shows this stone cottage is the same design as the adjacent property at 67 Attfield Street which suggest they were built at the same time. The cottages have verandahs across the width of the front facades. At the rear of the buildings are verandahs which align along the length of the buildings. In the backyards of the two cottages are timber closets. The back yard of 67 Attfield Street has an additional timber shed. This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment") A photograph of the place at that time shows this house was in relatively good condition with a tiled verandah roof of a later design. The sloping flat verandah roof probably replaced a bullnose verandah roof. The verandah had pillar supports and a masonry balustrade which is a later addition. The corresponding front wall is also a later addition. Information from 1995 real estate articles state that the house has a cellar. By 2004, the place had been fully renovated internally and the back yard converted to a courtyard.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent partially clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining but with some alterations. (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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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