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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 144 Fry Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
144 Fry StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This Federation cottage is a good representative of its type. It has retained original elements and makes a significant aesthetic contribution to Fry Street in particular and Grafton city in general. It is enhanced by being one of a pair with142 Fry Street.
Date significance updated: 18 Oct 07
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Physical description: Federation weatherboard residence with hipped iron roof and gablet ventilation. Bull-nosed over the front verandah which is supported by turned posts. Symmetrical front with central door and paired windows on either side. Joinery appears original. It is one of a pair with a similar residence at 142 Fry Street. Both are on the same building line. Lattice use for privacy on the front verandah . Front steps flanked by rendered piers. There are no historically significant garden plantings to the front.

Block is approximately 632 sq meters and contains a weatherboard and fibro garage at the rear.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:16 Oct 07
Modifications and dates: 1969 additions to side and rear clad with hardiflex sheeting, windows sliding aluminium.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is not known but Sewage Plans dated 1/5/1936 show the owners as Mrs Hotchkiss and Ms Lennard. The dwelling appeared to be rented to Mrs Gordon. Council files show a Mr Hotchkiss owned 145 Fry street in 1939 so it may be that the Hotchkiss family owned several properties in the street. At that date its street address was 58 Fry Street. Building files held by Council show that an application was made for substantial additions to the rear and side of the dwelling in 1969 when Mrs C.A.McEwane was the owner.

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 cottage is historically significant showing development in Grafton at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage, with the residence at 142 Fry street, make a significant aesthetic contribution to Fry and the historic fabric of Grafton.
SHR Criteria g)
It is a good representative example of its type.
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:

List with 142 on the Grafton LEP.


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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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640194

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