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Urquhart Estate, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

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The Urquhart Estate, of 12.5 ha, was established by surveyor William Swan Urquhart[1][2], and was an area that extended between Glenferrie and Auburn Roads, Hawthorn[3][4]. It is thought that the land was previously used as a Chinese market garden, and indeed a Chinese restaurant in Burwood Rd, backing onto the Urquhart Estate, operated a market garden ajacent to Kent St for many years. Several covenants originally applied to the Urquhart estate: houses had to be of a solid brick construction and have tiled roofs; and along the street that formed the Southern boundary, called 'The Boulevard' houses could only be built on one side of the road and a large cypress hedge was to maintained on the other side.[5] These requirements seem to have been abandoned since about the 1990s, and no restrictions now seem to apply[6], although the old estate is still seen as a heritage area within the suburb.

Croll-284 03:33, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Sources

  1. Australian Dictionary of Biography accessed 17 Sep 2020
  2. Public Records Office of Victoria accessed 17 Sep 2020
  3. The story of the Urquhart Estate accessed 17 Sep 2020
  4. Essay on William Urquhart accessed 17 Sep 2020
  5. Personal oral communication ICH Croll
  6. Hawthorn Heritage Study 1993, Volume 1A: Main Report accessed 17 Sep 2020

The Urquhart Estate, of 12.5 ha, was established by surveyor William Swan Urquhart[7][8], and was an area that extended between Glenferrie and Auburn Roads, Hawthorn[9][10]. It is thought that the land was previously used as a Chinese market garden, and indeed a Chinese restaurant in Burwood Rd, backing onto the Urquhart Estate, operated a market garden ajacent to Kent St for many years. Several covenants originally applied to the Urquhart estate: houses had to be of a solid brick construction and have tiled roofs; and along the street that formed the Southern boundary, called 'The Boulevard' houses could only be built on one side of the road and a large cypress hedge was to maintained on the other side.[11] These requirements seem to have been abandoned since about the 1990s, and no restrictions now seem to apply[12], although the old estate is still seen as a heritage area within the suburb.

Sources

  1. Australian Dictionary of Biography accessed 17 Sep 2020
  2. Public Records Office of Victoria accessed 17 Sep 2020
  3. The story of the Urquhart Estate accessed 17 Sep 2020
  4. Essay on William Urquhart accessed 17 Sep 2020
  5. Personal oral communication ICH Croll
  6. Hawthorn Heritage Study 1993, Volume 1A: Main Report accessed 17 Sep 2020
  7. Australian Dictionary of Biography accessed 17 Sep 2020
  8. Public Records Office of Victoria accessed 17 Sep 2020
  9. The story of the Urquhart Estate accessed 17 Sep 2020
  10. Essay on William Urquhart accessed 17 Sep 2020
  11. Personal communication ICH Croll
  12. Hawthorn Heritage Study 1993, Volume 1A: Main Report accessed 17 Sep 2020




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