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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 14 Kent Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Kent StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This cottage is representative of the late Victorian to Federation style with a steeply pitched roof and use of traditional elements and materials. The projecting gable is likely to have been a later addition. Along with cottages at nos 16 and 18 it contributes to the Kent Street streetscape.
Date significance updated: 31 May 10
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Physical description: Single storey weather board with very steeply pitched iron roof extending over the front verandah. Projecting gable to the front with diamond pattern decoration under the gable. verandah infilled below the verandah rail. Plain posts. No garden. Wire fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:14 Jun 06
Modifications and dates: Replacement of timber windows with aluminium, new guttering, verandah posts and balistrade replaced. New material below the rail is not the same profile as original weatherboards.
Further information: Reinstatement of original elements ie half rounded guttering, timber windows etc would enhance the streetscape presentation of this building.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No research undertaken.

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 cottage is historically significant showing development in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Its domestic scale and use of tradition materials along with houses at 16 and 18 contribute to this section of the Kent street landscape.
SHR Criteria g)
It's steep roof and form are representative of the late Victorian period.
Integrity/Intactness: Integrity has been deminished by the replacement of original elements with other fabric.
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:

The exterior should be conserved as part of a group of historic dwelling extending from 18 -12 Kent Street.


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: 1640483

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