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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 47 Spring Street, South Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
47 Spring StreetSouth GraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Although moved to this location from Ramornie Station this Federation styled weatherboard cottage contributes to the historic fabric of Spring street. It is historically significant telling the story of the demise of Ramornie.
Date significance updated: 21 May 08
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Physical description: Raised on brick piers this is a federation style weatherboard with bullnosed verandah to the front. Front weatherboards have been crafted to imitate brick work. Metal sunhoods over side windows. Iron work balustrade with plain posts. Some original four pane windows.

Interior not viewed. Picket fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:30 Aug 07
Modifications and dates: Restored and raise when moved from Ramornie Station.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Built in 1902 as the cook's house at Ramornie Station this cottage was later moved to South Grafton c 1915 (Source Gordon Jabour, 2006). It has been positioned above flood waters.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This cottage is historically significant and tells the story of the relocation of early timber homes.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
It is associated with Ramornie Station.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This Federation styled weatherboard cottage contributes to the historic fabric of Spring street.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Restored but form, scale and have been retained.
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:

The exterior of this Federation cottage contributes to the Spring Street landscape.


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: 1640142

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