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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 140 Fry Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
140 Fry StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

While extensively renovated this originally small timber cottage with vertical board and batten cladding contributes to the historic fabric of Fry street and sits well with a pair of Federation cottages at 142 -144 Fry Street. It tells of development in Grafton c1900 or earlier.
Date significance updated: 21 Oct 15
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Physical description: Originally a simple cottage clad with vertical timber boards. Now highly altered. Hipped iron roof with gablet ventilation now extends over the front verandah. Original verandah roof possibly bullnosed. verandahed supported by timber posts and decorative timber brackets. Lattice for privacy. Located to the front of the block with garage at rear. Low brick wall separated yard from the street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:16 Oct 07
Modifications and dates: Restored 2006
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available history. Photographed by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects no.1232. Situated adjacent to the Free Presbyterian church it may have some connection with this building.

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 as it demonstrates development in Grafton at the turn of the century circa 1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The form bulk, scale and materials of this historic cottage are aesthetically significant and contribute to the historic fabric of Fry Street.
Integrity/Intactness: Modified but the form and scale remain .
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 as part of the historic Fry Street landscape.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I60723 Dec 11 2011-701 
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: 1640195

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