30 Chetwynd Street

30 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as Wembdon Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1417332
Previous Address 30 was also known as 16 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed (1) 1860 (2) 2003
Style
Architect
Builder (1st) William Hill (2nd) unknown

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: 606

Date : 30/10/1860

Street: Chetwynd Street

Owner: H [Henry] Chambers

Builder: William Hill, 141 Latrobe Street, West [Melbourne]

Type: Cottage [with its own private back garden]

Fee: £1.10.0

Other building work by William Hill can be seen below.

Architects Owner Suburb Building Type Builder Build Date (YYYY MM DD) Reg #
Laing, Charles Hill, William – Fitzroy Carlton Funerary Hill, William 1846 9 7 3555
Hill, William Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1853 05 5 701
Hill, William – Collingwood Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1853 12 5 2233
Hill, William – 114 Little Lonsdale west Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1858 03 4 200
Chambers, H North Melbourne Houses Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St west 1860 10 30 606
Hill, William – Sir Henry Barkly Hotel – Westgarth St Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1862 05 3 175
Sands & McDougall Melbourne alterations Hill, William – 141 Latrboe St west 1864 02 27 113
Sturt, Capt Melbourne Coachhouse Hill, William 1864 03 8 131
St James C of E Trustees Melbourne Hostels Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St 1864 08 3 388
Hill, William West Melbourne Hotels; Shops Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St 1865 02 11 703
Hill, William – Westgarth St Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1865 03 6 741
Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St West Melbourne Shops Hill, William – 1865 04 19 830
Hill, William – Westgarth St Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1865 08 30 1066
Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St West Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1866 08 31 1644
Curtain, M Melbourne Buildings Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St west 1867 08 3 2163
Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St west West Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1868 02 3 2418
Barry, J M Fitzgerald, Dr Melbourne Houses Hill, William – 141 Latrobe St west 1868 12 14 2973
Hill, William Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1869 04 22 3170
Hill, William – Fitzroy Fitzroy Houses Hill, William 1869 11 6 3555
Hill, William Melbourne Houses Hill, William – Jeffcott St 1870 10 31 4186
Hill, William Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1871 01 28 4282
Hill, William Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1871 02 5 4293
Hill, William Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1871 03 2 4320
Hill, William West Melbourne Houses Hill, William 1872 06 8 4862
Hill, William Melbourne Houses Hill, William – Melbourne 1872 07 4 4898
Hill, William Melbourne Houses Hill, William – Melbourne 1875 11 8 6546
Hill, William – Collingwood Factories Hill, William 1876 11 6 2233
Hill, William Funerary Hill, William 1877 11 22 3170
Reed & Barnes Hill, William Carlton Exhibition Buildings Hill, William 1879 3 6 701
Cowan, Joseph Charles Martin Hill, William – Sir Henry Barkly Hotel – Westgarth St Fire Stations Hill, William 1890 7 12 175
O’connor, P Hill, William – Westgarth St Flats Hill, William 1934 2 22 1066
Wardrop, James Hastie Hill, William – Westgarth St Flats Hill, William 1934 5 16 741

source: Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

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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 after 1965 and replaced by an industrial building, then that was demolished and replaced by the current five storey block of flats in 2003.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. Orlando Fenwick, 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 1970 Symington R & WH & Co P/L (workshops) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1965 Mrs. R. Roberts source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 Mrs. H. Larsen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 R. Bartlett source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 S. E. Herbert source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1925 Albert E. Herbert http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1417332 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Duncan Bremner source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Michael Moloney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1905 Miss. Mary Bremner source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Samuel Reed source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1866 1885 Richard Russell Wilkinson http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196230257 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1862 1865 Henry Chambers source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

Richard Russell Wilkinson was born in 1826, the son of Thomas Wilkinson and Sarah Phillips. Richard married Elizabeth Dorcas Kethro in Victoria in 1860. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Kethro and Elizabeth Thomas.

Elizabeth Wilkinson gave birth to two children, Emily Russell Wilkinson, in 1861 at Carlton and Elizabeth Rachel Wilkinson, in 1864 at West Melbourne.

source: Births Deaths and 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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