131 Westgarth Street, Fitzroy (Tytherington Cottage)

This cottage appears to be named after the family name. More research is required into this.

Google Image – October 2016 of 131 and 133 Westgarth Street


In the late 1830s the land of Fitzroy was subdivided into 12 sections. Section 85 which was mostly swamp, was the last to be subdivided. In 1876, a plan for the subdivision of the block bordered by Cecil St (N), Young St (W), Westgarth St (S) and Napier St (E) – which was land owned by J M Smith was created.

While the original plan had 7 dwellings on this site (lots 5-11), only 6 houses were built, each as a pair with only one party wall between the pair.

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Section of the 1876 Plan of Subdivision of part of section 85 Parish of Jika Jika Fitzroy, 1876 – State Library
Committee for Urban Action (between 1970-1974) – Identifier CUAFY6/7 – State Library

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