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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 137 Villiers Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Parish: Great Marlow
County: Clarence
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


Curtilage the property boundary and street verge.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
137 Villiers StreetGraftonClarence ValleyGreat MarlowClarencePrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A well maintained weatherboard clad residence of Federation age. It is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form, make a contribution to the Villiers Streetscape, from the corner of Dobie Street to Powell street.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard residence with bull-nosed verandah and iron hipped roof. Chimney was intact 1998. verandah extends around three sides and the verandah beam has been decorated with a wooden scalloped edging. Symmetrically positioned front door with single windows on either side. Windows have glazing bars with a large pane of glass in the centre of the window and small panes around the sides. It is thought these windows are new. The building is substantially intact. It is separated from the street with a picket fence and iron gate. Access is via Villiers Street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The property is being renovated and is in good condition.
Date condition updated:30 Jun 05
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this building is unknown. Sewer plans dated 1940 show the owner as B.J.Cartier and the address as 107 Villiers Street. By 1983 it was owned by J & J.A Lawrence. Council files 1994 suggest that the house is 100 years old. In 1994 the owners sought a building permit to renovate the bathroom, add a garage and laundry with carport and shed.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A well maintained residence. It is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form, make a contribution to the Villiers Streetscape, from the corner of Dobie Street to Powell street.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely intact.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

References, internet links & images


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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640048

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