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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 129 Mary Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
129 Mary StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This small Federation cottage is representative of its type and while many elements are not original it is a valuable element in the streetscape and sits well with number 131.
Date significance updated: 02 May 07
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Physical description: Single storey 4 roomed weatherboard cottage. New hipped iron roof with skillion over the verandah. While many elements are not original it is a valuable element in the streetscape and sits well with number 131.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:02 May 07
Modifications and dates: Garage addition to the front
Further information: Sits well with more substantial house at 131.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Built 1903 originally with bull-nosed verandah brick chimney hard wood floors.Picture in the paper. Files of Nita

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 a)
[Historical significance]
This small Federation cottage shows the variety of housing styles built in Grafton at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
It sits well with the dwelling at 131 Mary street.
Integrity/Intactness: Modified but its form and scale have remained 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.

Recommended management:

Conserve the exterior with the historic dwelling at 131.


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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640051

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