24 Chetwynd Street

24 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 24 was also known as 10 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed (1) 29/8/1864 (2) tba
Style
Architect
Builder (1) J. [Isaac] Ramsden, Melbourne (2) tba

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

1. 1859 The Argus, Crown Land Sales

2. 1895 MMBW map

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build.

Number: 428

Date : 29/8/1864

Street: Chetwynd Street [22 and 24]

Owner/Builder: J. [Isaac] Ramsden, Melbourne

Type: Two 3 room brick cottages [with their own private back gardens]

Fee: £3.0.0

source: Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

Isaac Ramsden’s 3 room Victorian cottage was demolished after 1974 and the site is currently vacant land.

Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished sometime in the 1970s.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. Isaac Ramsden, 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
1974 1974 S. Cohen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1970 1970 J. Morrison source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1965 A. C. Wray source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 Mrs. A. B. Cook source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1944 1950 S. P. Krasaris source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 T. Connellan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Mrs. L. Samms source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 J. Morton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1925 Thomas Anderson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Andrew McCrae source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1905 Michael Moloney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1895 Mrs. Isabella McInnes nee McPhail source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1889 1889 William McKenzie source: Rate Book Records, VPRS5708 Bourke Ward, Chetwynd St.
1885 1885 Charles Tempelton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1880 John Hardie source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1878 Michael Maloney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1874 Hardy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 1872 James Shaw source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1871 Mrs. McLean source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1869 1869 T. [Thomas] Zeplin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1868 1868 Thomas Gibson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1867 1867 Mrs. E. Gwyn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1866 1866 Isaac Ramsden source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1899 The Age.

CHINN (nee M’INNES).-On the 9th January, at her late residence, 24 Chetwynd-street, West Melbourne, Maggie, dearly beloved wife of Ernest Chinn, and youngest daughter of Isabella and the late John McInnes, aged 32.

source: The Age


Isaac Ramsden was born in 1828, the son of William Ramsden and Ellen Pollard. Isaac married Eliza Keats Gullett at Rochford, Victoria in 1864. Eliza was the daughter of Henry Gullett Esq and Isabella Keats.

Eliza Ramsden gave birth to six children, Edmond Gullett Ramsden, in 1865 in Melbourne, William Henry Ramsden in 1868 at North Melbourne, Lucy Isabella Ramsden in 1869 at Melbourne, Isaac Ramsden in 1871 in Victoria, Ernest Charles Ramsden in 1878 in Victoria and John Willie Ramsden in 1881.

source: Births Deaths & Marriages Victoria



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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