Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 145 Fry Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

This Federation four roomed weatherboard clad cottage is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, scale bulk form, and original fabric contribute to the Fry Street streetscape. It adds significantly to the historical and aesthetic qualities of Fry Street.
Date significance updated: 22 Oct 15
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Physical description: Well maintained Federation cottage with hipped iron roof and skillion verandah across the front of the house. verandah supported by chamfered posts and timber brackets. Joinery appears original including French doors with fanlights opening onto the front verandah. Early woven wire and decorative metal gate. Picket fence. No historically significant garden. The cottage is enhanced by street trees.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:06 Nov 05
Further information: This and the adjacent house at 147 make a substantial aesthetic contribution to Fry Street.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is unknown but Sewage Plans dated 7/3/1939 show the owner as Mr A.L.Hotchkiss. At that time the street address was 99 Fry Street. Since 1985 it has had at least five owners. In 1992 a carport and patio were added, 2000 a verandah and deck and in 2003 a colourbond garage.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This cottage is historically significant as it demonstrates development in Fry Street at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This weatherboard cottage is aesthetically significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form, materials and original fabric contribute to the Fry Street streetscape.
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:

Listed in CVLEP 2011


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I61023 Dec 11 2011-701 
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEPClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011C323 Dec 11 2011-701 
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: 1640447

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