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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 206 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
206 Fitzroy StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A excellent representative example of a weatherboard clad Federation style cottage with many original elements. It makes a significant contribution to the Grafton Urban Conservation Area and may be one of a pair at 208 Fitzroy Street.
Date significance updated: 28 May 08
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard with original bull nosed roof over the front verandah. Steeply pitched iron roof with gable to the front. Under the gable is decorated with ashlar work and below the window. Joinery around the front window is elaborate. The verandah contains timber louvers and below the verandah rail is enclosed with fibre board. Picket fence iron gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Very well presented.
Date condition updated:28 Mar 07
Further information: This cottage is very similar to 208 Fitzroy Street. They are likely to have been built by the same builder. Jahn (1982,315 ) considers this building contributes to the townscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this cottage is unknown but drainage diagrams dated 27/8/1934 indicated the owner was Estate of Late Margaret Gillies. The street address at that time was 150 Fitzroy Street. Council files dated April 1960 show Mrs Lily May Mawhinney as the owner.

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 growth in Grafton associated with the optimism created by the construction of the North Coast Railway which opened its southern terminus on the 6th November 1905.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This residence makes a significant contribution to the Grafton Urban Conservation Area.
SHR Criteria g)
A excellent representative example of a Federation cottage with many original elements.
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:

This cottage is also significant as one of a group of dwellings from 202 -208 Fitzroy Street.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I59823 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011C323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640541

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