20 Chetwynd Street

20 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as Moore’s cottages 1-5 Source: from the Sands & McDougall directory
Previous Address 20 was also known as 5 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed
Style Victorian, Early : 1840-1860
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1859 The Argus, Crown Land Sale
  2. 1895 MMBW map

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. John Harbison, M.L.A. first Crown land purchaser source: 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 source: Hatcher Index

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1970 1974 A. Agius source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1965 S. J. Grech source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 M. Toppi source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1955 Miss Ellen M. Crowder source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 J. White source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1920 Frederick J. Taylor source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 James Sullivan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 William Craig source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 James Saville source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 John Piggott source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. Emma Hathaway source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 Charles Bradbury source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1880 Wilson Iredale source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1879 Thomas Macneillance source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 William Morgan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1874 T. Hardy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1872 Patrick O’Connell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1869 1870 George Adams http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155044098 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1866 The Age.

A new invention for preventing sparks escaping from locomotive engises, as well as from engines working thrashing machines, was tried last evening, at Hart’s New Era Iron Works, Latrobe-street west. There was a large attendance of persons interested, and the trial was in every way successful. As the patentee, Mr George Adams, is desirous of protecting his rights in the other colonies before he makes the principle of his patent public, we postpone a description till a future issue. It may be said, however, that the idea he has put into practice, while it is eminently simple, is at the same time most effective, and likely to be a great boon to the country at large.

source: The Age



Context and Streetscape

Precinct

This 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

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

Streetscape

Chetwynd Street was once predominantly a residential street with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, two churches, a school and two hotels known as the Queens Arms and the Star of Hotham.

The Chetwynd streetscape today is characterised by a mix of multi-storey blocks of public flats, some modern commercial/industrial buildings, an ambulance depot, and a school.

In 2021, only fifty of the original one hundred and twenty-nine Victorian heritage dwellings once found on this street remain, compared to the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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