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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 135 Bacon Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
135 Bacon StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This well maintained cottage has architectural significance as a good representative example of the type of Federation residences built in Grafton. Ashlar work on the gable is similar in design to other residences in Grafton and it has retained original joinery. It contributes to the social history of Grafton.
Date significance updated: 11 May 08
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Physical description: This quality horizontal weatherboard cottage has a projecting gable to the front. This is decorated with ashlar design and elaborate joinery around the two narrow front windows. Steeply pitched hipped roof with bull-nose over the front and side verandah. Side verandah now partially enclosed. Original external joinery to windows and doors. Interior not viewed
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well presented
Date condition updated:12 Apr 07
Modifications and dates: Restored c2000
Current use: residence
Former use: residence


Historical notes: The early history of this building is unknown but sewer plans dated 11/8/1934 show Mr Percy Zietsch as the owner. The Zietsch family operated a Cordial Factory in Grafton. By 1983 it was in the hands of the estate of Amelia Ann Zietsch and was put up for sale. Rokamba Pty Ltd was the purchaser in 1984. In 2003 it was bought by D. Gateland who applied to council the following year for additions to the rear and the building of a pool and spa.

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 dwelling is historically significant demonstrating development in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This well maintained property and its neighbour make a significant aesthetic contribution to Bacon Street.
SHR Criteria g)
Representative of the Federation weatherboards built in Grafton. The ashlar design can be seen on numerous houses of the same age.
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:

Listed in CVLEP 2011


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I49123 Dec 11 2011-701 
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

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640570

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