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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 151 Oliver Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
151 Oliver StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A Federation or earlier weatherboard cottage with steeply pitched iron roof with skillion across the front. Front steps flanked by rendered piers that are typical of those found in Grafton. It is architecturally significant as a good representative example of the small timber framed cottages commonly built in Grafton. It contributes to the historic fabric of the town.
Date significance updated: 21 Feb 08
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Physical description: Federation cottage weatherboard cottage originally four roomed. Steeply pitched hipped iron roof with skillion verandah across the front of the cottage. Cut work perhaps of recent origin under the verandah board. Steps to front flanked by rendered piers typical of those found in the Grafton area. Some origin joinery including the front door. Garage at the rear. No front fence long narrow block.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
well maintained
Date condition updated:21 Feb 08
Modifications and dates: Additions to the rear.
Further information: Australian Institute of Architects has photograph no 1233
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No historical research undertaken.

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]
It is architectually significant as a good representative example of the small timber framed cottages commonly built in Grafton.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative 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:

conserve exterior only


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

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: 1640197

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