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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 147 Fry Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

This weatherboard clad Federation cottage is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form, contribute to the Fry Street landscape. It has retained original elements with its fine pairs of elongate windows. It contributes to the social fabric of Grafton and is possibly a pair with 145.
Date significance updated: 26 May 08
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Physical description: A well maintained weatherboard Federation cottage with iron roof and prominent gable to the front. Bullnosed verandah over the front verandah which is supported by chamfered timber posts. Timber joinery appears original with paired four paned windows on the verandah. Interesting chimney intact. Mature garden. Street trees enhance the cottage. Picket fence.

Rear access to a lane.

Block size is approximately 778sq meters.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:06 Nov 05
Modifications and dates: 1997 Council files show 3 window hoods on north western wall of cottage encroach upon adjacent property. Substantial additions to the rear undertaken by Wilma & Wal Green in c1997.
Further information: A pair with 145 Fry Street
Current use: residence
Former use: residence


Historical notes: The early history of this property is unknown but drainage diagrams dated 4/6/1935 show J.M. Leonard as the owner. Henry Leonard was born in Grafton in 1870 and had several children one of whom was Jack. Any relationship between J.M. Leonard and Jack Leonard is still to be researched. In 1935 the street address was 65 Fry Street.

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 building is historically significant demonstrating development in Grafton at the turn of the 20th century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This Federation cottage is significant as one of a number of buildings whose age, bulk and form,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:

Conserve the exterior as part of the streetscape.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I61123 Dec 11 2011-701 
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011C323 Dec 11 2011-701 
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: 1640448

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