5 Chetwynd Street

5 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as Tayside Cottage Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5697680
Previous Address 5 was also known as 19 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

Felicity Jack 2020


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




  • Walls
    Bluestone

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  • Gate
    Cast Iron

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  • Fence
    Cast Iron

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  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

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  • Path
    Slate

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  • Steps
    Tiles

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  • Doors
    Timber

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  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Fin Wall
    Brick

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Chimney
    Terracotta

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. James Mooney, 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
1974 1974 A. Axiak source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1970 1970 G. Pace source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1965 A. Agius source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1955 James Meehan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1925 John Allen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 W. Portingale source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Archibald A. Parsons source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Augustine O’Brien source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Walter Miles source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Samuel Bradbury http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article190852954 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 Edward Miles source: Rate Book Records, VPRS5708 Bourke Ward, Chetwynd St.
1879 1885 John Mooney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1878 James Mooney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

James Mooney lived in this house in 1873.

source Sands & McDougall 1873 page 334


House known as Tayside Cottage in 1861.

The Argus 21/2/1861



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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