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Dwelling (group value)

Item details

Name of item: Dwelling (group value)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 140 Alice Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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

Statement of significance:

Set well back on the block on a small rise this single storey weatherboard clad Federation cottage is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to the historic fabric of Alice Street. It has been acknowledged as significant in other heritage studies and has featured in heritage walks down Alice Street.
Date significance updated: 05 Jun 08
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Physical description: Federation style timber cottage with bull-nose verandah extending across the front of the cottage. Hipped and gabled corrugated iron roof. Lattice screens to verandah. Set well back on the block on a small rise. Pretty cottage garden. Some original joinery. Metal fence to street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:28 Aug 07
Modifications and dates: Restored. Possible additions to the rear.
1982 pool and shelter added.
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is unknown but drainage plans dated 1938 show G. Tippert as the owner. Since then it has been in the hands of J.C Murray, T.C.McMahon and A.Amos.

It was acknowledged as significant in the Grafton Heritage Study 1985 Inventory Item 4.4 and has featured in heritage walks of Grafton.

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 significant to the historical development of the Grafton township.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This Federation cottage is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to the historic fabric of Alice Street.
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 as part of a group of significant buildings in this section of Alice Street.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I45723 Dec 11 2011-701 
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEPGrafton Heritage Conservation AreaC323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGrafton City Council1985Grafton Heritage Study -inventory item 4.4

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640615

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