13 Abbotsford Street

13 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Also known as
Previous Address 1 Heaton Terrace (3-13) Source: Hatcher Index

Timelapse Building Images



Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

A concrete townhouse complex with ground level parking. Built and subdivided into twelve two storey units in 2012.

City of Melbourne

Six two story single fronted brick terrace buildings with balcony, bluestone foundations and slate roofs and open garden space.

Notice of Intent to Build.

13th October 1880, Registration number 8545.
Fee paid: £10.10.0 (for 6 homes, 3 to 13)
Builder: Mr. John Greenwood, Adderley St West Melbourne.
Owner: Mr John Greenwood.

Other significant building works carried out by John Greenwood can be found here.

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

John Greenwood’s historic “Gold Rush” era row of 6 terraces were sadly demolished sometime in the mid 1960’s and have since been replaced with a block of flats that has 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 Victorian era terrace homes once had has all since been lost and are now totally built over by the redevelopment.


Architectural Features

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The group of modern flats recently erected on 3-13 Abbotsford street site which replaced the previous homes that had unique social and historical value and constructed here in the Victorian period, the new build has zero historical or social heritage significance nor do they have any front or back open garden space unlike other existing Victorian terraces that the surrounding area have.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1964 1974 Jenkin Buxton & Co P/L Hatcher Index
1949 1963 Franz Miltrup Hatcher Index
1945 1948 Angelo Di Gilio Hatcher Index
1926 1944 William J McCarthy Hatcher Index
1925 1925 Lilian Rogers Hatcher Index
1917 1924 Edgar Ward Hatcher Index
1916 1916 Key & Stewart Hatcher Index
1880 1915 John Greenwood Hatcher Index
1879 J Shearen & Co (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
1962 1963 Audrey & Arthur Devlin Hatcher Index
1961 1961 Margaret Nora Ford Hatcher Index
1959 1960 Phyllis Maybel Gillard Hatcher Index
1943 1958 Mrs Margaret Gillard Hatcher Index
1935 1942 Teresa Pierce Hatcher Index
1932 1933 Margaret Campbell Gillard Hatcher Index
1931 1931 Minnie Brown Hatcher Index
1930 1930 Richard William Pearce Hatcher Index
1929 1929 Alexander Henderson Hatcher Index
1926 1926 Robert Martin Hatcher Index
1924 1925 Sylvia Brennan Hatcher Index
1918 1923 Frederick Lonergan Hatcher Index
1917 1917 Jonas Norman Hatcher Index
1915 1916 James Gilligan Hatcher Index
1911 1914 David Dwyer Hatcher Index
1908 1910 George Squires Hatcher Index
1906 1907 Richard McEwan Hatcher Index
1900 1901 James W Peet Hatcher Index
1888 1891 Augustus Johnstone Hatcher Index
1887 1887 J Mcaven Hatcher Index
1886 1886 John Warren Hatcher Index
1882 1885 Charles Cheevers Hatcher Index

Social History

Charles Cheevers lived at 1 Heaton terrace which was later renumbered 13 Abbotsford Street in West Melbourne around 1889.

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


The controls listed below affect this property:

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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