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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 235 Bacon Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

This cottage is representative of the quality weatherboard Federation homes built in Grafton and contributes to the historic fabric of the town. Features include the the front walls which have been crafted to resemble stonework with ashlar marking, original brick chimneys and original joinery. It is set within a mature garden with space around the dwelling which contributes to its setting and also contributes to the streetscape. Further historical research is warranted on this building.
Date significance updated: 08 Jun 17
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Physical description: Single storey quality weatherboard house. The front walls have been crafted to resemble stonework with ashlar markings. Verandahs extend around three sides. Hipped iron roof with gabled ventilation and two brick chimneys are intact. French doors to the front verandah. According to Glen Reid (pers. comm.. 2007) the interior was original clad with hessian and wall paper but this has been replaced with gyprock. Central hallway with fireplaces in the lounge and rear kitchen. Mature plants in the front garden may be of historic significance.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained.
Date condition updated:09 May 07
Modifications and dates: Currently being restored.
Further information: Jahn (1982,315 ) considers this building contributes to the townscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this residence is unknown. Council drainage plans dated 11/5/1936 show the house owned by F.A. Schaeffer. At that time it was number 163 Bacon Street and was described as a cottage. D.L & J.M Garden owned the property in the 1970s and in 1993 it was acquired by its currently owners Glen & K. Reid.

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 cottage is historically significant and demonstrates growth in Grafton at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The cottage is aesthetically significant for its architectural form, proportions, detailing, materials and historic original fabric.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of the quality weatherboard federation homes built in Grafton.
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 on CVLEP 2011. It is important to maintain the current curtliage with this dwelling to conserve its original setting.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I50023 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
Conservation Policies for the City of Grafton1982 G. Jahn  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640592

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