57 Lothian Street

57 Lothian Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as Wexford Cottage Source: from the 1873 notice in The Herald
Previous Address 63 Lothan Street before council street renumbering Source: Sands & McDougall directory 1875
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875

Timelapse Building Images



Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. First crown land purchaser – Mr. H. Bridger

Building Details

No Entries Found

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Walls

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Windows

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  • Walls

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  • Building Ornamentation

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  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes


From To Owner More Info Data Source
Mr. Sullivan


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1873 Mr. Henry Edwards
1872 1873 Nicholas & Rhoda Sinnott nee Parsons

Social History

1875 we can see Mr. Henry Edwards, a draper was living in this house.

Sands & McDougall directory

1875 according to the Hotham Council Rate book the 4 room brick house owners name was Sullivan.


1873 notice in The Herald of Nicholas Sinnott’s death.

The Herald

1872 the first resident to live in this home was Nicholas Sinnott, he was a tailor from Wexford Ireland.


1872 directory listing showing the Sinnott family were the first family to live in this house.

Nicholas Sinnott was born in Wexford Ireland to parents Patrick Sinnott and Ann Pierce. He arrived in Port Phillip prior to his marriage in 1866 at Daylesford to Rhoda Parsons.

Rhoda was born around 1839 in Wiltshire England to parents William Parsons and Elizabeth Jarvis. She arrived in Port Phillip in 1863.

Nicholas & Rhoda had 3 children, Emily, Lawrence and William Sinnott. (bdm.vic.gov.au)

Sands & McDougall directory

1871 no mention of house number 63 in the Sands & McDougall Directory until the following year.

Sands & McDougall directory

Other Information


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