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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Other name/s: Ant's Nest
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 208 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

Located on the corner of Fitzroy and Alice Street the form, scale and retention of original features such as window joinery ensure that this quality Federation house contributes to the Grafton Urban Conservation area. It may be a pair with 206 Fitzroy Street.
Date significance updated: 10 Jun 08
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Physical description: Located on the corner of Fitzroy and Alice Streets this is a single storey weatherboard residence with new skillion roof over the front verandah. Steeply pitched roof now clad with fibrous cement. Gable to the front which is decorated with ashlar work in the same style as 206 Fitzroy street. Joinery around the front window is elaborate and original. Sunhoods over the side windows. Chimney intact. New front fence.

Interior four bedrooms has retained its fireplace.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained.
Date condition updated:28 Mar 07
Further information: This cottage would be enhanced with the replacement of the front bull nosed verandah. Jahn (1982,315 ) considers this building contributes to the townscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available history.

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]
The building demonstrates development in the township circa 1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
While the house has been modified with the removal of the bullnosed verandah its form, scale and use of traditional materials all contribute to the Grafton Urban Conservation area.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely intact but verandah modified.
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:

Listed on CVLEP 2011


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I59923 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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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640542

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