9 Chetwynd Street

9 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as Shoreham Source: name on building
Previous Address 9 was also known as 13 and 23 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 1898
Style
Architect W. H. Webb
Builder McConnell & McIntosh, Leveson St, North Melbourne

Timelapse Building Images

Felicity Jack 2020


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. 1859 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build.

Number: 7122

Date : 21/2/1898

Street: Chetwynd Street

Architect: W. H. Webb

Owner: Walter Duke

Builder: McConnell & McIntosh, Leveson St, North Melbourne

Type: House [with its own private back garden]

Fee: £2.10.0

Other building work by McConnell & McIntosh can be seen below.

Architects Owner Suburb Building Type Builder Build Date (YYYY MM DD) Registration no
Salway, William Hordern, Mrs Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – 49 Chetwynd St 1889 01 23 3754
Salway, William Wimble, F T & Co Little Collins Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – 49 Chetwynd St 1889 11 8 4206
Twentyman & Askew Fink, B J Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – Levison Dr. Nth Melb 1890 06 25 4509
Gilbert, – Chancery Lane McCarthy, T J off Madeline Street, Carlton Houses McConnell & McIntosh – Levenson St Nth Melb 1890 09 3 4637
D’Ebro – William St Fink, B J Little Collins Street, Melbourne Warehouses; alterations McConnell & McIntosh – Levison St N. Melb 1890 12 4 4763
Reed, Smart & Tappin Mutual Store Pty Flinders Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1891 06 19 5039
Oakden, Percy Working Men’s College Trustees Bowen – working mens college, Melbourne Factories McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1897 06 28 6970
Purchas & Shields Childrens Hospital Committee Drummond Street, Carlton Hospitals McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1898 01 17 7103
       
Stapley, Frank McIntyre Bros – tea merchants Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1898 03 26 7152
Hyndman & Bates Burke, Mrs D Hawke Street, West Melbourne Houses McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1899 12 2 7744
Oakden, Percy Working Men’s College Trustees Bowen Street, Melbourne Factories McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1900 02 7 7809
Salway, W Hogan, Mooney & Co Queen Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1900 03 27 7855
Stapley, Frank Grant, Mrs Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Warehouses McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1900 08 31 8037
Reed, Smart & Tappin Sanders & Levy Swanston Street, Melbourne Shops; Shops McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1900 10 1 8058
Purchase & Shields Children’s Hospital Committee Drummond Street, Carlton Sports Buildings McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1901 11 1 8446
Brearley, F J – Queensberry St Nth Melb Lee, W Flemington Road, Parkville Houses McConnell & McIntosh – Leveson St Nth Melb 1903 06 16 9026

Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features




  • Gate
    Cast Iron

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  • Fence
    Cast Iron

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  • Fence
    Concrete

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  • Fence
    Cast Iron

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  • Steps
    Tessellated

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  • Path
    Tessellated

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  • Doors
    Timber

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  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

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  • Walls
    Brick

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

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  • Building Ornamentation
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Walls
    Brick

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Walls
    Render

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  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

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  • Windows
    Lead light

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  • Walls
    Brick

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  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

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  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

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  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

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  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

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  • Balcony
    Cast Iron

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    Sue Scarfe photographer



Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

What is significant?
Walter Duke, who at first operated a carriage building company with his brother, and later served the Victorian Railways Department, had this house built by local builders, McConnell and McIntosh, in 1898 and lived there until his death in 1906. Prolific and locally prominent North Melbourne architect, William H Webb, designed Shoreham. When sold in 1907 Shoreham was described as `one of the best built houses ever erected in Melbourne.’

Contributory elements include:
-an ornately decorated, two-storey face-brick and stucco house;

-brown and red bricks to the facade, side and rear elevation, white bricks as part architraves and quoining;

-a two-level ornate cast-iron verandah with iron posts and brackets and masonry side walls with archways set with coloured glazing at the ends;

-double-hung arched sash windows, with intricately ornamented cemented architraves;

-iron picket fence on a dressed stone plinth;

-two-level brick Victorian-era stable on rear boundary;

-rare ornamental brick side fence connected to the stable (stable and fence bricks painted over);

-a piered and balustraded parapet, with a central raised segment-arched entablature bearing the name Shoreham and the date 1898 set in cemented Arts and Crafts leaf patterns,

-a dentilated cornice with a foliated frieze to the secondary entablature and tympanum;

-candle-snuffer pinnacles to the verandah walls supported by deep brackets which are repeated at the storey line, as are the pinnacles on the fence piers;

-balloon arches in the iron friezes, reflect the full arched openings, which are picked out with white brick and flanked by colonettes; and

-a richly detailed fanlight to the doorway with its richly panelled side-lights.

The northern fence post is missing a pinnacle and parapet urns are missing. Bricks painted over on stable and garden wall.
The house is a significant and contributing part of a group of 19th century houses pivoting around 1-3 Chetwynd Street and including 8, 2 Stanley Street, 5-7 Chetwynd Street and the distant but similar 21-25 Chetwynd Street; its flanks a stone pitched laneway that leads past the rear stable.

How is it significant?
Shoreham is significant historically and aesthetically to West Melbourne and the City of Melbourne.

Why is it significant?
Shoreham is significant.
-Aesthetically, as a richly and skilfully decorated, near original house that has been described as one of the best of its type in Melbourne and part of a significant and related streetscape. Also one of the best works of the local architect William H Webb who was a prolific house
designer and prominent in local community groups and movements; and
-Historically, owned by a man of the horse-trade allied industry of carriage building and later with the railways department, two occupations that are particularly pertinent to West and North Melbourne with their proximity to the horse markets and the large railway complex nearby.

source: West Melbourne Heritage Review by Graeme Butler & Associates 2015.

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 R. G. Hore-Lacy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1970 Apartments source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1960 Mrs. M. Mason source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1945 H. W. Mason, Apartments source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 G. Smith source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Edmund Kiely source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Douglas Laird source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1915 Hugh Fisher source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1906 Walter and Harriett Duke http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139176327 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Ann Selwood source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1906 The Australasian.

DUKE.—On the 17th September, at his residence, 9 Chetwynd-street, West Melbourne, Walter Duke (late of Victorian Railways), the beloved husband of Harriett, and father of Mrs. T. Opie, of Deer-park; Mrs. T. Ogden, Edmund, Victor, aged 71 years.

source: The Australasian



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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