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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 176 Queen Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Parish: Great Marlow
County: Clarence
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
176 Queen StreetGraftonClarence ValleyGreat MarlowClarencePrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This Federation styled building has a particularly attractive verandah with both decorated frieze on the verandah board and iron filigree brackets and trim. This combination of decorative frieze work and iron work is quite rare in Grafton. It is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form, contribute to the Queen Street landscape.
Date significance updated: 03 Apr 08
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Physical description: A quality Federation style weather board house sited on the corner of Hoof and Queen street. Hipped iron roof with small gablets for ventilation and bullnosed verandah. The verandah is supported by turn posts with neck moulds and a features decorative frieze on the verandah board and filigree iron work. The decorative work under the verandah board can be compared with cottages at 142 -144 Fry Street. Original joinery. No fence. No historically significant garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:03 Nov 05
Modifications and dates: Enclosed side verandah and addition to rear. Separate addition to Hoof street. House believed to have been restored in the 1980s.
Further information: Reinstatement of the side verandah would enhance the streetscape appearance of this attractive property.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No 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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This quality residence has several original features and is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form, "make up" the Queens Street landscape.
SHR Criteria f)
The decorative frieze on the barge board of this residence is rare in Grafton.
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:

It is architectually significant in its own right but is also significant as one of several residences which make up the historic Queen Street landscape.


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: 1640438

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