40 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 40 was also known as 24 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

1932

Single storey double fronted Victorian family home with front and private rear garden.

source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242807218


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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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 1930 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. 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
1935 1940 Symington & Co. (Corset Factory) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 William E. Stanton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Percy Hawke source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1915 John Elder source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 George Askew source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1900 Charles Brown source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Frank Huggins source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

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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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