3 Abbotsford Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 6 Heaton Terrace (3-13) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 2012

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 back yard 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
1943 1963 William Henry Veitch Hatcher Index
1941 1942 Aileen Dunn Hatcher Index
1939 1940 Herbert Hall Hatcher Index
1934 1936 Arthur A McGee Hatcher Index
1933 1933 James Hogan Hatcher Index
1928 1928 Peria Carr Hatcher Index
1920 1926 George Turton Hatcher Index
1919 1919 John Curran Hatcher Index
1918 1918 Philip Woolley Hatcher Index
1916 1917 Emma Anderson Hatcher Index
1915 1915 George Tregonning Hatcher Index
1913 1914 Richard Reynolds Hatcher Index
1910 1912 David Lehy Hatcher Index
1906 1907 William Waters Hatcher Index
1904 1904 David Leahy Hatcher Index
1902 1903 George Newton Hatcher Index
1883 1901 Patrick Crownin (Crownan, Cronan or Cronen) Hatcher Index

Social History

Patrick Cronin, lived at number 6 Heaton Terrace Abbotsford Street from 1883 to 1901.

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.

Other Information


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