111 Abbotsford Street

111 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as Brotherton row house Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address
Constructed (1st) 22/8/1860 (2nd) 2003
Builder (1st) Robert Brotherton (2nd) unknown

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

A 3 storey concrete townhouse built 2003.

City of Melbourne

A wooden house, (with a back yard) Abbotsford (street) s.w. cnr of Benevolent Asylum.

Notice of Intent to Build.

22th March 1860, Registration number 186.
Fee paid: £1.0.0
Builder: Robert Brotherton.
Owner: Robert Brotherton.

Other significant building works carried out by Robert Brotherton can be found here.

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

Sadly the original historic Victorian era building by Robert Brotherton at 111 was demolished around 1965/7, replaced with a factory which has since been replaced with 3 townhouses, allof which have no front or back garden space.

This is the 1895 MMBW map. The valued front and back yard open garden space marked green which these 3 Victorian era terrace homes once had has since been lost and are now mostly built over by the redevelopment.


Architectural Features

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The group of townhouses recently erected at 111, 113, 115 & 117 Abbotsford street site that replaced the previous earlier factory and before that 3 homes that had unique social and historical value and constructed during the Victorian period, the new build has zero historical or social heritage significance and it has a minute amount of usable open garden space unlike other existing Edwardian and Victorian homes that the surrounding area have.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1966 1974 John Charles Simmons Hatcher Index
1950 1965 Elizabeth Frances Ryan Hatcher Index
1949 1949 Elizabeth Frances Quinn Hatcher Index
1933 1948 Thomas & Elizabeth Quinn Hatcher Index
1923 1932 Thomas William Jenkins Hatcher Index
1919 1922 Walter Edmonds, produce merchant Hatcher Index
1863 1918 Robert Merryweather or Mereweather Hatcher Index
1862 T. Warburton (crown land purchaser) Hatcher Index
abt 40 thousand years earlier 1835 Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Victoria Hatcher Index


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1968 1974 General Patterns P/L Hatcher Index
1965 1967 Vacant Hatcher Index
1962 1964 James Michael Hogan Hatcher Index
1945 1961 Roy Ernest Pope Hatcher Index
1939 1944 Mrs Elizabeth Aimers Hatcher Index
1935 1937 Lawrence F Brunell Hatcher Index
1934 1934 Elizabeth Arkins Hatcher Index
1930 1932 William Arkins Hatcher Index
1923 1929 Thomas William Jenkins Hatcher Index
1921 1922 Fais Robert Edmonds Hatcher Index
1887 1920 Walter Edmonds, produce merchant Hatcher Index
1863 1886 Robert Merryweather Hatcher Index

Social History

Robert Merryweather owned 111 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne from 1863 until 1918.

Sands & Madougall directory

Context and Streetscape

The current property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
source: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/history-city-of-melbourne.pdf
historical map source: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps/maps-melbourne-city-suburbs

This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.


This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian buildings and later buildings. The Victorian homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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