Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Alice Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Alice StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This Federation styled residence is historically significant showing growth in Grafton at the turn of the century. It is well presented and the front decorative windows are a distinctive feature with their arched heads. They can be compared with similar moulded windows at 190 -182 Pound Street. This residence contributes to the historic fabric of Alice Street and may have been associated with a professional or business person.
Date significance updated: 12 Nov 15
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Physical description: A federation styled weatherboard residence with projecting front gable with decorative window joinery. The windows are a feature with rounded arches and can be compared with those at 180 -182 Bacon Street. Hipped iron roof with bull-nose over the front and side verandah. Dentilation under the gable. Verandah supported by plan post. Lattice for privacy. New picket and brick front fence. Joinery appears original. Interior not viewed but Real Estate article claims "it has retained polished floor boards, pressed metal ceilings and original cedar door" .

Located on a large lot (1113sqm).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Very well maintained and presented
Date condition updated:28 Mar 07
Modifications and dates: Restored
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this property is unknown but Drainage Plans dated 1934 show the owner as J. Kelly. By 1978 it was in the hands of E & P. Watkins. It has had five owners between 1981 and 2000.

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 residence is historically significant showing growth in Grafton at the turn of the century. According to Jahn (1985,p121) it was likely to have been built for a professional or businessman.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This well maintained residence makes a significant contribution to Alice Street.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Externally this residence is 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:

Listed on CVLEP 2011.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental Plan I44323 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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640547

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