Dryburgh Street

“Burgh” is a shortened form of “borough”; obsolete in ordinary English usage since the 17th century, but retained in Scotland for a town possessing a charter. It is pronounced “borough’ not “berg”.

This street is a sign of Scottish nostalgia. It was named after Dryburgh Abbey, which stands in a setting of sheer beauty on a horse shoe of land encircled by the river Tweed. It looks out on the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills (1300 feet), where sacrifices were once made to the sun-god, and, later, the Romans built a great military camp.

It took 12 years to build. Meantime, the builders—English and Scottish monks— lived in wooden huts on the river-bank, feeding well on the excellent salmon the river provided. The Abbey was completed on 13th December, 1152. Years of, suffering awaited it.

In 1322 the retreating army of Edward II set the place ablaze. Helped by liberal gifts from Robert the Bruce, the monks restored it. In 1385, Richard II’s men made a bonfire of it again. Once more the monks restored it. At last in 1545, the English army under Hertford left it a smoking ruin. Centuries of neglect completed the destruction. Nov we have but a few ravaged fragments—a skeleton which only imagination can clothe with the flash of its ancient glorious days—and that with difficulty.

What is left of its soaring walls and graceful windows gives a fleeting vision of what it must have looked like in its completed wonder. Treasured patches of mural decoration give a whispered reminder of the colour that lit the walls of Dryburgh Over 800 years ago. Sir Walter Scott and his biographer, Lockhart, are buried there, as is also that controversial figure of World War I, Field Marshal Earl Haig.

On arriving in Melbourne, early migrants would soon meet a Thomas Dryburgh, who was Landing Surveyor of the Customs (1856-7) and Collector of Custom’s (1858-1864) and lived at 15 Victoria Parade, Collingwood. This may have suggested something to the Scots who settled in North Melbourne. From the Scottish names of other streets, however, we can be fairly sure that it was the Abbey, and not Thomas, they had in mind when they named Dryburgh Street North Melbourne.(1)

Source. (1) Northern Advertiser, Thursday, October 15, 1970. Blanchard collection, “What’s in a Name” at North Melbourne Library.

1 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Constructed (1st) 1885. (2nd) 2019



28 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



29 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Previous Address 29-33 was also known as 36 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering.
Constructed (1st) 1865. (2nd) 2015
Builder (1st) Alexander Oliver. (2nd) unknown



38 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address El-Rae
Constructed 8/10/1909
Architect Mr. W. A. Dalton of 325 Collins Street Melbourne.
Builder Thomas E. Radcliffe, Browns Hill Sth Kensington



40 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003



43 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Previous Address 43 was previously known as 40 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1876. (2nd) 1960s. (3rd) after 2014
Builder (1st) Thomas Southwick



44 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address Benalla Cottages (1-4)



46 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003



47 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Previous Address 47 was previously known as 42 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne



48 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address Benalla Cottages (1-4)
Constructed 4/9/1883
Builder John Jeffery, Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy



50 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address Benalla Cottages (1-4)
Constructed 4/9/1883
Builder John Jeffery, Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy



51 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address (1st) Seaforth House
Previous Address 51 was previously known as 46 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 15/10/1872. (2nd) 1997
Architect (1st) Elliot (2nd) ?
Builder (1s) Adams & Hardy (2nd) ?



53 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Previous Address 53 previously known as 50 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne



76 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address Meadowbank House
Constructed (1st) 1865. (2nd) aft 1940
Builder (1st) Robert McKenzie. (2nd) unknown



81 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Previous Address 81 previously known as 76 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne



82 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Constructed (1st) before 1885. (2nd) 2007



84 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Constructed (1st) before 1890. (2nd) 2007



89 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also known as Address Hunt Club Hotel till 1905, Glassblowers Arms Hotel from 1873



95 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 95 previously known as 1 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1870s. (2nd) 2019



97 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 97 previously known as 2 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



101 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Laurmena, perviously know as Glen-Alan
Previous Address 101 was previously known as 5, 7 and 9 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1870s. (2nd) 1920s



103 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Almora
Previous Address 103 was previously had two dwellings, 11 and 13 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



105 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 105 was previously known as 15 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



107 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 107 was previously known as 17 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



109 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 109 was previously known as 19 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1860s. (2nd) 1940s



112 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



113 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 113 was previously known as 21 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1860s. (2nd) 1940s



117 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 117 was previously known as 25 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



119 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Victoria
Previous Address 119 was previously known as 27 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



121 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Camperdown
Previous Address 121 was previously known as 29 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



123 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 123 was previously known as 31 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



125 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Kelvin Terrace
Previous Address 125 was previously known as 33 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



129 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 129 was previously known as 35 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



131 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 131 was previously known as 37 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



133 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 133 was previously known as 39 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



135 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address British Terrace
Previous Address 135 was previously known as 41 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



137 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 137 was previously known as 43 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



139 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 139 was previously known as 45 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



141 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 141 was previously known as 47 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



143 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 143 was previously known as 49 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



145 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 145 was previously known as 51 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



147 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 147 was previously known as 53 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



149 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 149 was previously known as 55 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



151 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 151 was previously known as 57 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



153 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Ilford Villas
Previous Address 153 was previously known as 59 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



155 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 155 was previously known as 61 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



161 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Constructed 4/3/1909
Builder George Pickering, Shuter Street, Moonee Ponds



163 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 163 was previously known as 63 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



167 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 167 was previously known as 71 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



177 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address The Shakespere Hotel [11) 1862- 1986/7, renamed Oasis Oz 1987
Previous Address 177-179 was previously known as 73-75 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



183 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 183 was previously known as 75 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



185 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 185 was previously known as 77 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



187 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 187 was previously known as 79 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



189 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 189 was previously known as 81 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



191 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Mangan’s Grocery Store
Previous Address 191 was previously known as 83 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



193 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 193 was previously known as 85 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



195 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 195 was previously known as 87 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



197 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 197 was previously known as 89 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



203 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 203 was previously known as 91 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



207 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 207 was previously known as 93 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



209 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



211 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 211 was previously known as 97 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



213 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Rose Cottage c 1866
Style Victorian, Early : 1840-1860



219 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 219 was previously known as 103 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



221 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 221 was previously known as 105 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



223 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 223 was previously known as 107 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



227 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 227 was previously known as 109 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



229 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 229 was previously known as 113 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



231 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 231 was previously known as 115 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



233 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 233-235 was previously known as 117-119 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



239 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 239 was previously known as 121 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



241 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



287 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Gardiner’s Reserve
Previous Address Ornamental Plantation Reserve



348 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 348 was previously known as 172 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



355 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 355 was previously known as 163 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



357 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Stockbridge House
Previous Address 357 was previously known as 165 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



359 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 359 was previously known as 167 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



360 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address previously known as 172 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1860’s (2nd) 1960s



361 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address View-forth House
Previous Address 361 was previously known as 169 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



363 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 363 was previously known as 171 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



365 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Previous Address 365 was previously known as 173 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne



381 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



381 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



383 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



385 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



387 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



402 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



404 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



406 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



411 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Churchwell



416 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



420 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



422 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



424 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



428 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



430 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



431 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



432 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



434 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



445 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



450 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address St. Michael’s Terrace
Previous Address 450 was also known as 238 Dryburgh Street, Hotham before street renumbering.
Constructed 19/1/1885
Architect William Pitt



451 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



452 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address St. Michael’s Terrace
Previous Address 452 was also known as 240 Dryburgh Street, Hotham before street renumbering.
Constructed 19/1/1885
Architect William Pitt



454 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address (1st) St. Michael’s Terrace (2nd) San Antonio
Previous Address 454 was also known as 242 Dryburgh Street, Hotham before street renumbering.



456 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



459 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



460 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



473 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Lovinia Cottage



475 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



493 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



497 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



501 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



504 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



505 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



506 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



509 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



511 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



513 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



515 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



519 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Milton Hall and later Parkside
Previous Address 519 was also known 285 Dryburgh Street, Hotham before street renumbering.
Style Victorian, Late: 1875-1901



521 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



523 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051