Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Other name/s: 'Kelso'
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 100 Bacon Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
100 Bacon StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This well maintained Federation dwelling demonstrates confidence in the development of Grafton circa 1900 and is aesthetically significant, making a major contribution to this section of Bacon Street. It's decorative stucco work to the front gable makes this house particularly attractive. It is significant as a good representative example of a quality home of this period.
Date significance updated: 08 Jun 17
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Physical description: Federation era cottage. Rendered with ashlar course markings and hipped iron roof with projecting gable to the street. Decorative stucco in gable end which can be seen in other similar examples in Grafton. This is a quality house of its period. House extended by enclosure of the verandah. Timber windows with moulded architraves. No fence. Property is enhanced by mature fig trees in this section of Bacon Street (see image).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:07 Nov 05
Modifications and dates: Modified with extensions to the rear and enclosure of the verandah.
Further information: Blue colourbond fence to the side of this residence is very intrusive to the streetscape and out of character with this residence (see streetscape image).
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 representative Federation style house is important for its contribution to the historical development of the township.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This Federation house makes a major contribution to this section of Bacon Street. Its decorative stucco work to the front gable makes this house particularly attractive.
SHR Criteria g)
A good representative example of this form of house 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:

Listed on CVLEP 2011


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I48623 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

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: 1640453

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