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Dwelling ("Loch Lomond")

Item details

Name of item: Dwelling ("Loch Lomond")
Other name/s: Loch Lomond
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 167 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
167 Fitzroy StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good representative example of a single storey weatherboard Federation styled residence with interesting iron work and an attractive balustrade. It makes a significant contribution to Fitzroy Street and the Grafton Urban Conservation area and was recommended, along with the stables, for heritage listing in an earlier study.
Date significance updated: 27 May 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard Federation style with steeply pitched iron roof and skillion over the verandah. Decorative iron work under the barge board. Much use of lattice on the verandah for shade and privacy. Small gablet with roof ventilation. Joinery appears original. Picket fence. Interior not viewed. Description in Grafton City Heritage study (1985) suggested that the house should be heritage listed along with the stables and mature palm trees.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Excellent condition.
Date condition updated:20 Mar 07
Modifications and dates: re-roofed. Stable roof restored in 2014.
Further information: Jahn (1982,315 ) considers this building contributes to the townscape.
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: Council files show that at the time the sewer was connected in 1936 the house was owned by Mr N. McDonald, a baker from Southgate. At this time it was numbered 107 Fitzroy Street. In 1951 it was owned by NW & KR Smith and the address was then 109 Fitzroy Street. Other owners included the estate of Kathleen Rae Muns (1993) and Jean Elizabeth & Ian Ross (1993). In 1994 an application for a pool and additions to the rear were presented to Council. The stables were to remain and in 1996 a double carport was added to the side. George James & Elizabeth Anne Durre became the owners in 2004. Further research is warranted on the early history of this building.

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 house demonstrates development in the Grafton township around the turn of the 20th century and the surviving stables tell of a former way of life reliant upon horse drawn vehicles.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house demonstrates the federation styled architectural style with interesting iron work and attractive balustrade and is highly contributory to the Fitzroy Street precinct. It also lies in close proximity to a number of other noteworthy period residences and their collective value is of much aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria f)
A house with remaining original stables in the rear yard is now rare in Grafton.
SHR Criteria g)
A good representative example of a federation styled residence with interesting iron work and attractive balustrade.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental Plan I58523 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
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

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGrafton City Council1985Grafton Heritage Study - Inventory No 3.11

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640534

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