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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 159 Pound Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
159 Pound StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This well maintained Federation style weatherboard cottage is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to the historic fabric of Pound street, a street which shows residential development from the 1870s.
Date significance updated: 11 Feb 08
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Physical description: A single storey weatherboard Federation styled cottage with hipped iron roof and bullnosed verandah to the front. Sunhoods over side windows. Original joinery with a pair of long and narrow windows with rounded heads flanking either side of the front door. Lattice adds privacy to the verandah. Below the verandah rail infilled with fibros cement. Picket fence with two tire concrete driveway to the rear. Garage not visible from the street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:28 Aug 07
Modifications and dates: Restored with addition of handicapped ramp to the front. This ramp is sensitive to the building and could be removed at a latter date.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available history.

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]
This Federation styled cottage is aesthetically pleasing and is one of a number of historic residential buildings which enhance the late 19th century streetscape of Pound Street.
SHR Criteria g)
This cottage is representative of its type and compliements other similar cottages in this section of Pound 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.

Recommended management:

It contributes to the Pound street landscape. The exterior should be retained.


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   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
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: 1640129

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