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Dwelling (group value)

Item details

Name of item: Dwelling (group value)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 26 Clarence Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

A modest Federation weatherboard clad cottage,with several original elements, which contributes to the domestic scale of Clarence Street. It is located with the Grafton Urban Conservation Area and is historically significant showing the continuing development of Grafton city.
Date significance updated: 15 Apr 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard Federation style cottage. Projecting gable to the front with steeply pitched short sheet iron roof. Some dentilation under the apex of the front gable. Skillion verandah roof supported by plain posts with timber balustrade. Timber windows. Picket fence. No historically significant garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Recently painted
Date condition updated:15 Jun 06
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this property is not known but in 1939 sewer plans show the owner was G.A. Lollback. At that time the street address was 36 Clarence Street. A 1929 survey of the block shows this weatherboard dwelling with adjacent cottages at 38,40,43 Clarence Street. Owners in 1998 applied to council to build a garage and above ground pool.

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 dwelling is historically significant showing growth in Grafton at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This traditional weatherboard cottage with picket fence and galvanised iron roof contributes to the domestic scale of Clarence Street.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of the Federation style with steeply pitched galvanised iron roof and projecting front gable.
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 on the heritage schedule as one of a group of historic dwellings in this section of Clarence Street.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental Plan I52023 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640489

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