7 Abbotsford Street

7 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020
Also known as
Previous Address 4 Heaton Terrace (3-13) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 13/10/1880
Style Victorian, Late: 1875-1901
Architect
Builder John Greenwood

Timelapse Building Images

2010

http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

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.

http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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.

http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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.

Owners

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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1952 1958 Joyce Evelyn Nichols Hatcher Index
1948 1951 Mrs Ida Annie Nichols Hatcher Index
1947 1947 Olive Lewis Hatcher Index
1943 1946 Frances Gwenaifer Keating Hatcher Index
1941 1942 James Williams Hatcher Index
1934 1940 Robert A Fitzpatrick Hatcher Index
1932 1932 John Henry Johnstone Hatcher Index
1930 1930 Sarah Cregan Hatcher Index
1929 1929 Marion Isabella Sone Hatcher Index
1928 1928 Catherine Ellen Webb Hatcher Index
1927 1927 Stanley George Woods Hatcher Index
1926 1926 Florence Stokes Hatcher Index
1907 1924 John Irwin Hatcher Index
1882 1906 Christopher Humphries Hatcher Index

Social History

Christopher Humphries is living at 4 Heaton terrace Abbotsford Street West Melbourne in 1885.

Sands & Madougall directory


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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

The controls listed below affect this property:

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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