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: 60 Clarence Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
60 Clarence StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This substantial Federation dwelling was probably built for a businessman or professional. It has the hall marks of a Schaeffer designed dwelling but this has yet to be confirmed. It makes a significant contribution to the Clarence streetscape.
Date significance updated: 30 Apr 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard clad Federation cottage with projecting front gable with roughcast render under the barge board. Bullnosed front verandah with lattice and iron decoration. Original joinery to windows and doors. Addition to the side. Piers to the front steps with ashlar decoration. No historically significant garden. No fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Excellent condition
Date condition updated:07 Apr 06
Modifications and dates: Addition to the side not included in the listing.
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is unknown but drainage diagrams dated 15/1/1940 show the owner as Mr J Butcher. At that time the street address was 54 Clarence Street.
Currently owned (2006) by D. and G. Morrow who bought the property from Noel and Mimi Reeves. Early history not known.

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]
A quality dwelling which demonstrates confidence in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage contributes to the Clarence Streetscape
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of the quality Federation homes often built by professionals or businessmen at the turn of the century.
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:

List the exterior only.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental Plan I52723 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEPGrafton Heritage Conservation AreaC323 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: 1640463

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