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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 133 Villiers Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Parish: Great Marlow
County: Clarence
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary and street verge.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
133 Villiers StreetGraftonClarence ValleyGreat MarlowClarencePrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A substantially intact Federation style residence with little evidence of restoration. 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: 20 May 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard federation style residence with bull-nosed verandah to front and side with steeply pitched gambrel iron roof. The roof has gablets and the iron may be original. Chimney intact. verandah posts also appear original. There is no decoration on the verandah. Windows have been unsympathetically replaced with aluminium. timber on the front wall has been worked to imitate brick work. Steps lead from the verge to the property boundary. Unlike other properties in the street this residence has a front driveway. Garden contains some mature plants eg azalea and frangipani tree. It is substantially in tact and makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Villiers street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Currently being restored
Date condition updated:01 Sep 07
Modifications and dates: Timber windows replaced.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: There is no early history for this dwelling but Sewer Plans dated 19/6/1940 show the owner was T.W.S. (possibly Thomas William Spence) Boorman. Boorman also owned the next door cottage135 Villiers Street. The Boorman family were early settlers on the Clarence and many of this very large family settled at Southgate. At that time the street address was 103 Villiers Street.

By 1991 the owner was D.J & S.L. Dahl. Approval for a garage and laundry was given in 1993. In 1998 a driveway was constructed from Villiers Street to the house. Previously access to this and another five other dwelling was via a rear easement. To an extent this has destroyed part of the unique streetscape in this section of Villiers street.

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]
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: Substantially intact. Does not appear to have had any major renovations.
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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640056

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