Cottage | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 206 Queen Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
206 Queen StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The form and size of this originally small weatherboard clad cottage would suggest a c1900 age. It is likely to be historically significance. With the adjacent, possibly late Victorian, brick cottage and weatherboard Federation cottage at 208 it makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of Queen Street.
Date significance updated: 09 Jun 08
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Physical description: Located towards the front of the block this is a simple weatherboard cottage has a hipped roof and skillion verandah at the front. The verandah has timber louvers and uses vertical boards but these may not be original. Kitchen at the rear with matching hipped roof. Several phases of additions at the rear. Aluminium windows to the side. Picket fence is new. Could be pre 1900s?
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:07 Jul 05
Modifications and dates: Many modifications to the rear
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No history but current owner has made numerous additions to the rear.

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 weatherboard cottage is historically significant demonstrating growth in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This small weatherboard cottage, with the adjacent possibly late Victorian cottage, contributes to the historic fabric of Queen Street.
Integrity/Intactness: While modified the form and scale of this cottage contributes to the historic fabric of Queen street.
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 as one of three cottages that contribute to the historic fabric of Queen Street. Additions to the rear are not included in the listing.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
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: 1640062

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