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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 127 Villiers Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Parish: Great Marlow
County: Clarence
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

This well presented residence is a good representative example of a weatherboard clad Federation building. In addition it is one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form contribute to the Villiers Streetscape which extends from the corner of Dobie Street to Powell street. The street scape, of domestic dwellings, is particularly intact.
Date significance updated: 27 May 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard residence, located on a sloping block (lot size 1,0111.7 sq.m.), with bullnosed verandah and steeply pitched gambrelled iron roof. verandah ornamentation includes turned posts and rails, decorative lattice underneath the bull-nosed and lattice screens. Pickets are used under the verandah rail. The residence has an imposing entrance via a flight of cement steps. Cement piers at the base of the steps have been decorated with cement mouldings. The space underneath the house has been bricked in. The residence is surrounded by a mature garden and a simple picket fence and gate faces Villiers Street. The garden obscures the residence from the street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The residence appears to be in excellent condition and is substantially intact.
Date condition updated:29 Jun 05
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is not known but sewer plans dated 31/1/1941 show the owner as Mr A. Lardner. The Lardner name is well known in Grafton as Alfred was a Superintendent at J.H. Grose's station at Copmanhurst and then a settler in 1849. He was the coroner at Grafton in 1864. According to the Pre 1900 - Clarence River Pioneer Register (Clarence River Historical Society1995) Alfred established an orange orchard east of where Fisher Park stands today. He acted as returning officer for the elections of 1860. However Alfred died in 1900 so it is yet to be determined if this dwelling was owned by a member of his extended family. At that time the address was 97 Villiers Street.

By 1979 the property was owned by Mr & Mrs Stalker.

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.
SHR Criteria g)
The is a well presented example of a Federation residence.
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.

Recommended management:

Conserve the exterior. This streetscape is remarkably intact.


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: 1640105

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