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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 132 Victoria Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
132 Victoria StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This well maintained weatherboard clad Federation residence, with its elaborate bay window, makes a significant aesthetic contribution to the historic fabric of Victoria Street. The residence is a good representative example of its type and is likely to be associated with a businessman or professional. Its exterior should be conserved as part of a group of historic buildings in this section of Victoria Street.
Date significance updated: 16 Jun 08
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Physical description: Single storey Federation style weatherboard cottage, with a projecting gable to the front. Front weatherboard marked to look like brickwork. The gable presents with an ornate bay window. Hipped and gabled iron roof with brick chimney intact. Bull-nose over the front verandah. Original timber joinery to the windows and doors. French doors led onto the front verandah. verandah supported by chamfered timber posts. Interior not viewed.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained.
Date condition updated:13 Jun 07
Further information: Jahn (1982,315 ) considers this building contributes to the townscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available historic information.

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]
It demonstrates growth in Grafton c1910.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This well maintained Federation cottage is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to the historic fabric of Victoria Street. Its projecting bay window with detailed joinery and multi panes windows with coloured glass is particularly attractive.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of its type.
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:

Conserve the exterior as part of a group


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
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: 1640580

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