52 King Street



Daylesford”, No. 52 (previously was no. 96) King Street is a set of four terrace houses constructed in limestone and brickwork with rendered Italianate features- elaborate frontages to simple working class houses.. Four single-storey terraced houses of brick construction with rendered frontages and low pitched, skillion, corrugated iron roofs have recessed frontages enclosed by a timber picket fence. The roof line is concealed by a highly ornate parapet that includes the names of the four terraces - Hepburn, Glenlyon, Kyneton & Daylesford.

Each house is asymmetrically planned with an offset door flanked by a window. The entry doors have a hopper light and side lights. The window is a single pane double hung sash with sidelights. All openings have brick quoins. The houses are articulated with dividing party walls and tall pediments.

The place is consistent with the pattern of development in Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb.


1908 Auction: Harry Wilson and Co. Furniture, at 96 King-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

1910 Birth: at 96 King street, E. Fremantle, the wife of W. T. Walker—a daughter. (reference)

1927 In loving memory of our dear wife and mother, Rose Hannah Hyde, who passed away August 19, 1919. “Deep in our hearts there's a picture, More precious than silver and gold, 'Tis a picture of our dear wife and mother, Whose memory will never grow cold.” Inserted by her loving husband, daughters and sons, 96 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1948 Death - At Fremantle Hospital, Frederick Dixon, of 52 King-street, East Fremantle, loved father of Emma (Mrs. W. Hammond, East Fremantle), fond father-in-law of Watty, loved grandfather of Ursula and Gordon Gray (Fremantle), William and Nell Hammond, John and Pat Hammond, Mervyn, Lillian, Dorothy and Frankie Hammond (East Fremantle), great-grandfather of Mervyn Gray and Leonard Hammond; aged 79 years. (reference)

1953 The Funeral of the late Mr. Walter Frederick Hammond, of 52 King-street, East Fremantle, will leave our Chapel, 37 Adelaide-street, Fremantle, arriving at the Anglican Cemetery, Fremantle. (reference)


1912: Mell, Jonathan W.

1913 - 1914: Hawkins, Alfred H.

1915 - 1918: Rantzau, Captain Thorvald B.

1920 - 1921: Booth, Thomas L.

1922: Aubrey, Jack

1923 - 1924: Styles, Mrs Mary J.

1925: Sorrell, John Lewis

1927: Miller

1928 - 1932: Hyde, Harry E.

1933 - 1934: Grecian, C.

1934 - 1935: Grierson, J. R.

1935 - 1936: O’Sullivan, Val

1936 - 1937: Vacant

1937 - 1938: Johnson, William

1938 - 1941: Davey, Harry

1941 - 1942: Hammond, Walter F. ; Culloton, Mrs F. E.

1942 - 1944: Hammond, Walter F.

1948: Dixon, F

1953: Walter Frederick Hammond