9 Abbotsford Street

9 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Also known as
Previous Address 3 Heaton Terrace (3-13)

Timelapse Building Images



Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

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.

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.


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.


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.


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

Social History

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.

Melbourne Leader

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

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.
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 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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