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Fremantle Grammar School
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Former Fremantle Grammar School viewed from Monument Hill. The bell and wooden tower seen here have been removed
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General information
Type Heritage-listed building
Location Fremantle, Western Australia
Type State Registered Place
Designated 23 November 2001
Reference no. 894

Fremantle Grammar School is a defunct school and heritage-listed building in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Architecture

The building stands at 200 High Street, opposite Monument Hill. It was built by Melbourne architect Charles Inksep in the Gothic Revival style, from limestone and corrugated asbestos.

History

The school was established as a public school by the Anglican church in 1885. Henry Briggs was sent from England to help establish it, and was its head-master until 1897. The grammar school closed in 1905 and that was put down to the headmaster (later Sir Henry Briggs) interest in politics.

In the 1920s, the building became a short-lived girls' school named Girton College, and in 1945 was bought by The Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now known as Community of Christ) for use as a place of worship until 1988.

It is currently in private ownership, and the condition of the building has been allowed to decline. There are large cracks in some of the walls and in January 2011, the owner was fined $2574 for removing the bell tower.

  • Fremantle School.(1895) Aims, objects, curriculum, rules and nominal rolls of scholars of Fremantle Grammar School 1882-1888 and Fremantle School 1888-1895 Perth [W.A.]¬†: Sands & McDougall print. Held in Battye Library
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