44 Abbotsford Street

44 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020
Also known as 40 to 44 Abbotsford Street
Previous Address
Constructed 11/5/1910
Style Federation: 1890–1915
Architect
Builder John Shutt, 16 Kelvin Grv Hawthorn

Timelapse Building Images

No Entries Found

Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

A single fronted double story paint and rendered brick building with balcony, bluestone foundations and corrugated iron roof with a front and a back yard. The original roof could have been slate.

Notice of Intent to Build.

11th May 1910, Registration number 1941.
Fee paid: £1.15.0
Builder: Mr. John Shutt, 16 Kelvin Grv Hawthorn
Owner: Mr Arthur Kelett.

Significant building works carried out by John Shutt can be see here.

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

It is thought the house know as 44 Abbotsford Street replaced an earlier timber house known as 40 Abbotsford Street that was originally built by James F Wood in 1859. See house 40 for further details of the original build.

Architectural Features


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Fence
    Timber

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Doors
    Timber

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Path
    Tessellated

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Building Ornamentation
    Timber

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Chimney
    Brick

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

This home and surrounding section of Victorian era terrace buildings does have important social, historical and architectural significance for Abbotsford street and the wider surrounding neighborhood.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Mary Catherine Connell Hatcher Index
1948 1971 Daniel Edward Connell Hatcher Index
1947 1947 Margaret Ellen Matherson Hatcher Index
1935 1946 Martha Lillian Unwin Hatcher Index
1928 1934 Martha Lillian Ripper Hatcher Index
1920 1927 Sarah Ann Cherry Hatcher Index
1911 1919 Samuel Arthur Kellett Hatcher Index
1898 1910 Edmund Boland Hatcher Index
1894 1897 Mrs Martin Hatcher Index
1890 1893 Edward Boland Hatcher Index
1868 1889 Mrs Waite Hatcher Index
1866 1867 Mr George Small Hatcher Index
1859 1863 Mr James F Wood Hatcher Index
1858 J Downie (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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Mary Catherine Connell Hatcher Index
1948 1971 Daniel Edward Connell Hatcher Index
1947 1947 Margaret Ellen Matherson Hatcher Index
1932 1946 Michael George Walsh Hatcher Index
1926 1931 Patrick McCarthy Hatcher Index
1920 1925 Sarah Ann Cherry Hatcher Index
1911 1919 Samuel A Kellett Hatcher Index
1910 1910 Louisa McNamara Hatcher Index
1905 1909 James McNamara Hatcher Index
1900 1901 John Baker Hatcher Index
1896 1897 Francis Borough Hatcher Index
1890 1895 Edward Boland Hatcher Index
1889 1889 Mrs Waite Hatcher Index
1886 1886 L Considine Hatcher Index
1880 1885 John or James Galvin Hatcher Index
1878 1878 John McLellan Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Frank Smeadan Hatcher Index
1876 1876 John Drewry Hatcher Index
1874 1875 Alexander Boyd Hatcher Index
1868 1873 Mrs Waite Hatcher Index
1867 1867 Franklyn Hatcher Index
1863 1866 Mr George Small Hatcher Index
1862 1862 To Let, (from volume #1 Melbourne Council rates book) Hatcher Index
1859 1861 James F Wood Hatcher Index

Social History

James Wood occupied the house at 40 Abbotsford street West Melbourne in 1862.


If you know more about any of the other families with a direct connection to this home, we encourage you to make contact with us and share your old photos and stories here.



Context and Streetscape

Precinct
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

Zoning
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.

Streetscape

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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