|Also known as|
|Previous Address||3 Heaton Terrace (3-13)|
Timelapse Building Images
A concrete townhouse complex with ground level parking. Built and subdivided into twelve two storey units in 2012.
City of Melbourne
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|1927||1944||William J McCarthy||Hatcher Index|
|1926||1926||Lilian Rogers||Hatcher Index|
|1917||1925||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|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|1975||to date||Private||Hatcher Index|
|1962||1963||Elizabeth Ellen Witting||Hatcher Index|
|1942||1961||Mrs Frances Gertrude Stadus||Hatcher Index|
|1937||1941||William Christopher Dyer||Hatcher Index|
|1931||1932||Richard Pearce||Hatcher Index|
|1930||1930||Mrs Catherine Webb||Hatcher Index|
|1928||1928||Alice Phillips||Hatcher Index|
|1927||1927||George Turton||Hatcher Index|
|1909||1926||James Vale||Hatcher Index|
|1906||1908||Caroline Cooper||Hatcher Index|
|1904||1904||William Cumming||Hatcher Index|
|1900||1903||Robert Morgan Worth & Eleanor Worth (nee Rothero)||Hatcher Index|
|1892||1895||John Irving||Hatcher Index|
|1891||1891||Henry Cowan||Hatcher Index|
|1888||1889||William Edgerton||Hatcher Index|
|1882||1886||Joseph or James McGee||Hatcher Index|
Robert Morgan Worth (1851-1924), Eleanor Rothero (1851-1896)
Mr & Mrs Worth, natives of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, were married in 1873 in England and embarked on a better life outside of England and chose Port Phillip as their home. Sailing onboard the Iberia from London, they arrived at Melbourne in March 1883 as unassisted passengers with their 5 children. Eleanor Worth (nee Rothero) gave birth to 5 more children in the colony but she sadly passed away in 1896 at the age of only 44 years.
The Worth family resided at 9 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne from 1900 to around 1903.
D. Robinson, truant inspector for the North and West Melbourne districts, appeared at the court as prosecutor in a large number of cases agaiust parents who had neglected to send their children to school the number of days required by the “Education Act,” during the – quarter ending December last. The following defendants were called on:-R. Trenbath, Bridget Rothque, William McAllister, Patrick Walsh, Timothy O’Brien, Llewellyn Williams, Samuel Hatty, Robert Worth, Benjamin Tennant, George. Campbell, Edward Snow, Patrick Corrigan, John Croftr Michael Keating, James Meehan, Robtert Burns, David Davies, Thomas Howard. Some of the cases withdrawn or struck out, and in the remainder fines were recorded ranging from Is. to 10s.
North Melbourne Gazette
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Context and Streetscape
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.
historical map source: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps/maps-melbourne-city-suburbs
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.
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.
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