7 Chetwynd Street

7 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as
Previous Address 7 was also known as 21 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 19/2/1861
Style
Architect
Builder Mr. James Moonie

Timelapse Building Images

source Felicity Jack 2020

2012

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


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan shows Mr. J. Mooney was the first land purchaser of this land at lot 6 in section K of West Melbourne.
  3. 1859 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

Notice of intent to build.

Street: Chetwynd – next to Tayside Cottage.

Application number: 96. Date 19/2/1861

Owner & Builder: Mr James Moonie (or Mooney) of 31 Errol Street Hotham.

Application Fee: £1.0.0

Type: Wooden house [with private back yard garden]

Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features




  • Gate
    Steel

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Doors
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Roof
    Tin

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Walls
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer



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 Mrs. C. C. Cassar source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1970 1970 J. Bonnici source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1965 P. Farrugia source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 A. Caruana source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1955 Charles Marriott source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Miss. C. A. Kearney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 Mrs. Alice Carter source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
11/11/1920 Mrs. Annie Richardson, nee Parker http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206929791 source: The Age
1910 1920 Robert Woods source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Henry C. Rayner source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 William Walton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Miss. Teresa Herrald source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1892 Patrick James Herrald source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1891 Patrick James Herrald and Mrs. Margaret Herrald nee McInhill http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198042725 source: Melbourne Leader 1891
1885 1885 William Eckworth source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1880 Charles Howard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1878 1878 Summerflett source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

Annie Richardson (nee Parker) was the daughter of William Parker and Letitia Hayden. Born around 1846 in Hertfordshire, England. She emigrated with her family on the ship America leaving Southhampton and arriving in Geelong in 1854. She married George Richardson in 1862 and they had 12 children.

source The Argus 13/11/1920


Patritius ‘Patrick’ James Herrald and his wife Margarita ‘Margaret’ Mc Inhill retired to Australia and lived the latter years of their lives at 7 Chetwynd Street West Melbourne. Patrick had been born around 1804 in Ireland to parents James and Sarah Herrald. James’s occupation is listed as a surgeon on Patrick’s death certificate. Margaret was born around 1814 in Kent England to parents James Mc Inhill and Ann O’Neil.

Patrick fort for England overseas and had decided after retirement to leave England for Australia. He arrived on the ship Superb in December 1871, while his wife and children arrived in Melbourne on the ship Queen of Nations in June of 1872.

Margaret passed away at their home at 7 Chetwynd Street, in March 1891 and her husband Patrick soon followed her in September 1892. They are both buried at Melbourne Cemetery in the Roman Catholic Section.

source Melbourne Leader 24/9/1892, PROV, Trove, Andestry and VIC BDM


Margarita ‘Margaret’ Mc Inhill was the daughter of James Mc Inhill and Ann O’Neil.

source The Age 17/3/1891 and VIC BDM



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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