36 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as Southfleet cottage Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5842327
Previous Address
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Land Details

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

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling known as Southfleet cottage with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished sometime after 1960 and replaced by an industrial building, then that was demolished and replaced by the current five storey block of 64 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.
1965 1965 J. O’Shea source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 Mrs. H. Allan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1955 A. Allan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 A. Barby source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 A. Wallwork source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 J. H. Hitchcock source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1930 Mrs. E. Gordon (nurse) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 C. J. R. Tweedy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 P. C. Miles source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 V. Ward source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 A. Hepburn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 H. Hepburn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1870 1888 James (architect) & Harriet Lee nee Hills http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5829967 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020 and The Argus 1870.

Social History

James & Harriet Lee lived at 36 Chetwynd Street from 1872 to 1888. J. Lee was a successful Melbourne architect who also operated his business from their home address. Previously the Lee family resided at 37 Provost Street, North Melbourne.

James was born around 1834 in England, the son of Jeremiah Lee and Sarah Brasyier.

James married Harriet in the early 1850’s and she gave birth to their only child, Emily Jane around 1856.

In 1882 their daughter Emily Jane married Frederick Frewin in West Melbourne. Her uncle was Colonel J. Brasyier, C.B. of London.

In 1887 Harriet Lee passed away and James Lee followed in 1888.

They were survived by Emily Jane Frewin nee Lee, husband Fred and their children Emily, Fred and Ivy Harriet Frewin.

source: Stephen Hatcher 2022


1872 The Argus.

TENDERS REQUIRED, for SHOP and Dwelling,
in Spencer street. Apply Southfleet-cottage, 36 Chetwynd street, Weet Melbourne.

source: The Argus



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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