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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 132 Queen Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
132 Queen StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address
Corner Dobie & Queen StreetsGraftonClarence ValleyGreat MarlowClarenceAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

This weatherboard clad Federation style cottage with its moulded window surround and complex verandah is architectually significant. It, with the later dwelling at 134 Queen Street, makes a significant contribution to Queen Street a street which reflects early settlement along a flood free ridge.
Date significance updated: 09 Jun 08
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Physical description: A typical weatherboard Federation cottage with iron hipped iron roof and bullnosed verandah. Prominent gable to the front with decorative timber work between the gable end timbers and decorated architrave and mouldings around the front window. Original joinery and timber brackets to verandah posts. Wrought iron balustrade to front verandah. Picket fence with mature plantings in the yard including a mango tree. A mature bottle tree in the street adds to the ambience of the house and this section of Queen street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:01 Nov 05
Further information: It has been noted by Jahn (1985, 121) as a good example of a quality dwelling likely to have been owned by a businessman or professional.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available history.

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 indicating development c1900 in Queen Street.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
It is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age (Federation), bulk and form, "make up" the Queens Street landscape.
SHR Criteria g)
This is a good representative example of a Federation style dwelling.
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 as a good example of its type. The building also sits well with 134 Queen Street.


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: 1640429

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