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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Other name/s: Elitta
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 121 Victoria Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

This neat Federation cottage is representative of domestic housing and demonstrates the growth of Grafton at this time. It is associated with the Scott family and makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of the Grafton Urban Conservation Area, in general, and Victoria Street in particular.
Date significance updated: 09 May 07
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Physical description: Neat single storey Federation style cottage. It is timber framed with weatherboard cladding and steeply pitched short sheet corrugated iron roof. A gablet provides ventilation. The front verandah is covered with a bull-nosed roof and supported by plain posts. Beneath the verandah railing has been infilled with fibros cement panels. Above the rail the side and front has been partially enclosed with glass louvers. Joinery appears original and includes 4 paned glass windows and under the front gable are two thin windows typical of those designed by Schaeffer. Often windows of this type were surrounded by elaborate timber work. The front steps are flanked by rendered piers. Timber and mesh fence with iron gate which is possibly original. It is very similar to the dwelling next door and 206 Fitzroy Street.
Interior not viewed in this study.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:09 May 07
Modifications and dates: Fibro skillion addition to the rear.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Early history unknown. From at least the 1940s to the 1980s it was owned by the Scott family. As a young man (1943) Jack Scott had been one of those to rescue some of the Cub scouts whose punt was swamped in the Clarence River. This was probably the worst river tragedy on the Clarence river. It was then purchased by Peter Smythe.

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 neat Federation cottage is representative of domestic housing in Grafton and demonstrates the growth of Grafton at this time.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
It is associated with the Scott Family.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage is one of numerous commercial, eccesiastical and domestic buildings that make up the historic fabric of Victoria Street. It contributes to the Grafton Urban Conservation Area.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
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: 1640589

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