5 Abbotsford Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 5 Heaton Terrace (3-13) Source: Hatcher Index

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 open 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
1958 1961 Noel George Moyle Hatcher Index
1951 1957 Arthur Brown Hatcher Index
1940 1950 Thomas Ray Dennison Hatcher Index
1934 1939 Leonard B Staff Hatcher Index
1930 1932 Jessie Young Hatcher Index
1929 1929 Robert Dick Hatcher Index
1926 1926 Thomas Finlayson Hatcher Index
1911 1925 Henry or Hendrick & Mary Schultz Hatcher Index
1910 1910 Robert Pearce Hatcher Index
1909 1909 James Cummings Hatcher Index
1907 1908 Matthew Laffey Hatcher Index
1906 1906 Nathan Harris Hatcher Index
1904 1904 John Warwick Hatcher Index
1902 1903 Edward Snow Hatcher Index
1900 1901 Thomas Renny Hatcher Index
1895 1897 Michael White Hatcher Index
1894 1895 Hall or Hale Hatcher Index
1892 1893 William Ryan Hatcher Index
1890 1891 John McCormack Hatcher Index
1889 1889 Joseph Plastow Hatcher Index
1888 1888 John Mahood Hatcher Index
1887 1887 J Anderson Hatcher Index
1886 1886 Miss Huges Hatcher Index
1885 1885 Thomas Beck Hatcher Index
1882 1882 Mrs Royle Hatcher Index

Social History

Mr John McCormack was living at 5 Heaton terrace Abbotsford street West Melbourne in 1890.

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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