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Building record MDR10779 - 20 Potter Street, Melbourne

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1830 AD? to 1850 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1830 AD? to 1850 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1830 AD? to 1850 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

This is a double-fronted two-storey brick house facing north onto Potter Street. At the back is a paved yard enclosed on three sides by high buildings and on the south by a stone wall 2.2m high. It is suggested that the house was built in the 1830s or 1840s, perhaps as a grocers shop with stocking frame knitting also carried out by the household, and with cows kept in the outhouse. It was later converted to use as a butchers shop, and the domestic part of the house extended into the outbuilding. Latterly there was a shoeshop in the house and the outhouse was used as a workshop. It is now being divided, the house to be purely residential and the workshop separate with access only from the public yard on the other side. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 141, 10th August 1993.



Grid reference Centred SK 38721 25194 (11m by 18m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2117

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Record last edited

Nov 6 2017 10:58AM

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