Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Other name/s: Burrangong
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Bacon Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Bacon StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This weatherboard clad residence is significant as a typical example of a Federation cottage. While raised it makes a significant contribution to Bacon Street.
Date significance updated: 22 Oct 07
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Physical description: Weatherboard cottage with steeply pitched corrugated iron roof and skillion over the verandah. Projecting front gable with plain barge board and two elongate double hung windows. Front verandah with timber balustrade and verandah posts. Lattice provides privacy on the corner of the verandah. No historically significant garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained. Iron roof has been replaced and appropriate guttering reinstated.
Date condition updated:23 Mar 06
Modifications and dates: House has been raised above flood level. Currently sits on brick foundations with garage underneath.
Complementary timber picket fence to street frontage .
Further information: Contributes to the streetscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this building is unknown but sewer plans show the owner in 1950 as James Paterson. Following owners include the Grahams (1954 -56) and Mrs Gladys Gray from 1956 to the present.

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]
The building demonstrates growth in the urban development of Grafton during the early 1900s.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This building contributes to the heritage significance of the Bacon St streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
It is a representative example of a Federation style cottage
Integrity/Intactness: Raised but 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:



Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I47323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011C323 Dec 11 2011-701 
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: 1640171

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