8 Carroll Street

8 Carroll Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019
Also known as Edmonton Terrace (1-8 before 1889) now known as 8 to 14 Carroll Street Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Previous Address 1 Carroll Street (before 1889) Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 1876/77
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Builder brothers James, John & Albert Thurgood

Timelapse Building Images



Land Details

  1. http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
  2. 1895 MMBW map

Building Details

This house was build as a group of 4 family homes by the Master Builder James Thurgood.

Other work conducted by the Thurgood family of builders are below include:

Architects Building Type
77659 Thurgood, William Melbourne VIC Factories Thurgood, William 1860 08 31 497
77301 Sadler, Wm West Melbourne VIC Houses Thurgood, James – Melbourne 1872 05 27 4839
74821 Campbell, Charles- Lime Merchant Melbourne VIC Office Buildings; Warehouses Thurgood, James – Errol St 1876 11 11 6990
78365 Currie, – Carlton VIC Houses Thurgood, James 1879 05 3 7973
83049 Shalless, H Brown, Thomas Parkville VIC Houses Thurgood 1880 04 13 8326
78691 McIver, E Scott, Mungo Carlton VIC Houses Thurgood, James – Errol St Hotham 1883 04 5 233
72596 McIver, E Primitive Methodist Church Trustees West Melbourne VIC Houses; Religious Buildings Thurgood, James – Errol St Hotham 1883 11 29 611
77501 McIver, E Ramage, John West Melbourne VIC Houses; alterations Thurgood, James – The Parade Ascot Vale 1885 01 21 1297
83069 McIver, E – Park St Brunswick McIver, E Parkville VIC Houses Thurgood, James – The Parade Ascot Vale 1885 01 21 1296
46436 Love Royle & Thurgood VIC Factories Love Royle & Thurgood 1906 10 30
46502 Love Royle & Thurgood St Kilda VIC Shops Love Royle & Thurgood 1907 05 14
69091 Love, Royle & Thurgood St Kilda VIC Love, Royle & Thurgood 1913 7 23 1975


Subsequent Building Alterations

New fence.

Architectural Features

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Chimney

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fin Wall

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Walls

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

What is significant?

The Crown Grantee for this land was master builder James Thurgood, applied to build this row of four brick houses.

The row of four took the name Edmonton Terrace.

Contributory elements include:

• one storey parapeted stuccoed cottage row of five, distinguished by the impressive tuck pointing brickwork and masonry detail on each overhead parapets;


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1876 1877 James Thurgood Crown Compiled land sales map


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1890 1890 Austin Ham Sands & McDougall directory
1885 1885 Charles Robinson Sands & McDougall directory
Robert Joseph Bailey & Veronica Mary Bailey (nee Schuler) https://my.rio.bdm.vic.gov.au The Age 1934

Social History

1937. Robert & Veronica Bailey.

Electoral Roll

1934. Robert & Veronica Bailey.

The Age

East side of Carroll Street Hotham, 1885 & 1890 Sands & McDougall directory

State Library of Victoria

1877. Gemmell, Tuckett & Co.

The Argus

1876. J. Green will sell by public auction 29th April 1876 on the ground, Carrol street Hotham Hill.

North Melbourne Advertiser

If you know more about any earlier families who had a direct connection to this inspiring period home, we encourage you to contact us and share their stories and old photos today.

Context and Streetscape

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


The controls listed below affect this property:


This streetscape contains a collection of outstanding Victorian buildings because they are a particularly well preserved group from a similar period or style and because they are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

Other Information

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