21 Chetwynd Street

21 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as
Previous Address 21 was also known as 31 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 12/9/1871
Style
Architect
Builder James Roberts

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. 1859 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build.

Number: 4552

Date : 12/9/1871

Street: Chetwynd Street [21 and 23]

Owner/Builder: James Roberts

Type: Two 2-storey brick houses[with their own private back gardens]

Fee: £3.0.0

source: Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features




  • Gate
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Gate
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Fence
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Walls
    Brick

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Balcony
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe



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 McLennan, 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
1965 1974 P. Chan Ying source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1960 Mrs. Beatrice Foulds source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1935 James W. Foulds (carrier) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1920 Alfred E. Bloore source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 James Craven source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Henry Hayes source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 James Stewart source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 James Brennan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1885 John Archibald Reid (wheelright) and Mrs. Alice Reid, nee Morgan http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9659653 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1880 Mrs. Anna M. Maddon source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1878 1878 Cape Webster source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1877 David Miller source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 James Roberts source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1874 James and Annie Roberts source: Rate Book VPRS 5708, Bourke Ward, Chetwynd Street

Social History

John Archibald ‘Jack’ Reid was born in 1863 at Prahran, a son of Peter Reid and Annie Reckie or Reekie and a brother to Margaret Euphemia Reid.

In 1885 John was living at 21 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne, occupation wheelright. In 1904 he married Alice Hannah Morgan.

Alice was born in Melbourne in 1864, a daughter of John Morgan and Susanna Maggs and a sister to Sarah Jane Morgan.

source: Stephen Hatcher


1903 North Melbourne Courier.

INSULTING WORDS.
Annie Roberts v. Annie Kerferd. Complainant said defendant had been most insulting for the past week, and on Saturday, the 10th inst., used particularly offensive language, reflecting on complainant’s chastity. In fact since New Year’s morning defendant had been giving her impudence. Dr. Lloyd-Compliments of the season,-I suppose. (Laughter.)
James Roberts, husband of complainant, said that he heard defendant accuse his wife of living by immoral means on Saturday night. Defendant-You were not there, so don’t tell wicked lies. By way of defence Kerferd said complainant had called her names, and had sent her boy up a pear tree of defendant’s. She called Percy Brundell, who said he heard complainant use abusive language to defendant. The case was dismissed on defendant paying to the complainant the cost of the summons.

source: North Melbourne Courier



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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